Arson is the criminal act of deliberately setting fire to a property. Sometimes people commit arson for revenge, thrill seeking, or to cover up evidence of another crime, but a significant portion of arson fires are part of an attempt to scam insurance, otherwise known as insurance fraud. People charged with arson and insurance fraud are usually looking for relief from loans they cannot afford and set the fire in hopes of collecting the insurance proceeds. The hope would be that the proceeds would pay off the remainder on the loan while pocketing the rest.
In an attempt to deter this type of crime, Arizona has harsh penalties awaiting those who are convicted of this crime. If you or someone you love is charged with insurance fraud or arson, contact an experienced Mesa Property Crimes Attorney right away. It’s not uncommon for a defendant with no prior convictions to spend a decade or more in a federal prison following the conviction of arson for insurance fraud reasons.
Mesa Property Crimes Attorney Charlie Naegle
When you have been charged with a property crime in Arizona, including arson and insurance fraud, you need dedicated, personalized and committed representation from an experienced attorney who will advocate for your rights in and out of the courtroom.
If your case goes to trial, our Mesa property crimes attorney, Charlie Naegle, has extensive trial experience and was recently named Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40. We know how to prepare a case for a jury and how to passionately defend you in court. Call 480-378-9000 today.