Arson is the deliberate lighting of a fire with the intention of damaging or destroying property or life. It is an extremely serious offence punishable by imprisonment – in fact, most people convicted of arson go to gaol. Contact one our accredited* specialists in criminal law immediately for advice.

Prosecutions for arson often rely heavily upon circumstantial evidence because much of the available evidence, such as accelerants, DNA and fingerprints have been destroyed by heat or fire. Circumstantial evidence can include things such as telephone records, telephone intercept material, listening device product and scientific evidence.

Although Arson is not a prevalent crime, our accredited criminal law specialist has experience in defending people accused or suspected of arson. This experience includes appearances at Coronial Inquiries to determine the cause of a fire and whether or not a person should face criminal prosecution.

If you are suspected of being involved in an Arson matter, contact 1800 NOT GUILTY immediately for 24/7 advice. Your first conference at our Sydney or Parramatta office is free.

* Our Accredited Criminal Law Specialist is accredited by the Law Society of NSW. Some lawyers claim to specialists but are not accredited. Don't take risks – contact one of our experts today.

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