Brooklyn Arson Lawyer

Were You Accused of Intentionally Setting Fire to a Building or Car?

Sometimes a volunteer firefighter or a neighbor sets fire to someone else's house, not out of a desire to hurt anybody, but simply to gain attention or play the hero. Other times, a small business owner sets the company building ablaze or a vehicle owner sets a car fire simply because he or she is in desperate financial straits and needs the insurance money. And sometimes, people are falsely accused of arson even though they had nothing to do with the fire or explosion.

I am Wilson LaFaurie, a Brooklyn arson attorney with 17 years of experience. Before transitioning into criminal defense work, I served as a state prosecutor in Kings County and Brooklyn, New York. I am here to put the knowledge and skill I gained from handling thousands of criminal cases to work in your defense. My commitment is to pursue the very best results possible under the circumstances of your case, whether that means seeking a reduced sentence or a complete dismissal of the charges against you.

Misdemeanor and Felony Arson

There are five degrees of arson in New York. Arson in the fifth degree is a misdemeanor crime, while third- and fourth-degree arson are considered felony crimes. First- and second-degree arson are both classified as violent felonies and carry the very harshest punishments. The degree of arson depends upon a variety of factors, including:

  • The motivations of the accused individual
  • The materials used to start the fire or cause the explosion
  • Whether or not a bystander could have been affected by the fire
  • Whether or not anyone was actually injured by the fire

Free Consultation With a Skilled Brooklyn Heights Arson Defense Attorney

Schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced New York criminal defense lawyer by calling the Law Offices of Wilson A. LaFaurie at 917-817-4142, or fill out the contact form on this website. Credit cards are accepted. Hablamos Español.