New Jersey Arson Attorney Adam M. Lustberg Discusses the Different Types of Arson Charges Under New Jersey Law
June 01, 2022 at 15:56
New Jersey arson attorney Adam M. Lustberg releases a new article (https://www.lustberglaw.com/arson-attorney/) discussing the different types of arson charges under New Jersey Law. The lawyer says that arson is the act or omission of someone to set fire to a building or structure in order that they can obtain insurance money for another illegal purpose. The person can still be charged with arson even though the property that was set on fire was not theirs.
According to the New Jersey arson attorney, "In New Jersey, arson charges fall into two categories - ordinary arson and aggravated arson. The lesser offense of ordinary arson describes the crime of starting a fire or explosion on your own property or another person's property."
The lawyer explains that aggravated arson refers to the intentional setting of fire on a property for a particular reason. These reasons can include exposing someone to death or injury, destroying a building owned by someone else, burning a building to collect insurance, and purposely damaging or destroying a forest.
Attorney Adam M. Lustberg says that the potential penalties for aggravated arson could be up to 10 years imprisonment. Some cases may be given a longer sentence depending upon the circumstances.
In the article, attorney Lustberg says that an arson accusation can be levied for deliberate burning or explosions that cause damage to land or vehicles. There are two types of arson offenses. These are aggravated arson as well as ordinary arson. The lesser of the two is called ordinary arson. This refers to the crime of setting a fire or explosion on one's own property.
"Ordinary arson includes recklessly placing another person in danger, placing a building or structure in danger, committing the crime to collect insurance from a property's damage or destruction, or destroying or damaging a structure to get an exemption from a zoning law, planning law, regulation, etc., or placing a forest in danger of either destruction or damage. Significant damage is not necessary for a charge to be filed. "Ordinary" arson can be punished by as much as 5 years in prison," says the arson attorney.
Lastly, attorney Lustberg emphasizes the importance of having a skilled lawyer when facing charges of arson. An experienced lawyer may be able to help the defendant protect their rights and their freedom.
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