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Defense for Arson Charges in Ohio

Arson is a particular type of property crime that involves the use of explosives or fire. Ohio statutes provide several different arson charges, all of which call for significant penalties if the accused is convicted. If you or a loved one have been arrested for arson, it is recommended that you begin to explore your legal options immediately.

At Patituce & Associates, our firm is led by three former prosecutors who have an intimate understanding of how our criminal justice system works. We have successfully navigated hundreds of criminal cases—including more than 200 jury trials—and are prepared to bring incisive and effective counsel to your corner during this difficult time.

Confront the allegations against you with confidence. Contact our team of Toledo arson lawyers at (419) 597-5849 today.

Ohio's Arson Laws

Arson is codified in O.R.C. 2909.03, which is considered a first-degree misdemeanor and can result in up to six months in jail. This charge can become a fourth-degree felony (with a resulting 18 months in prison) if the value of the damaged property exceeds $100,000. This more severe penalty also applies when government-owned property is damaged.

Aggravated Arson Ohio

Aggravated arson is also included under this statute and can be charged when the damaged structure was occupied by people. Depending on the risks posed to others by the fires or explosives, the accused can be charged with either a second or first-degree felony in these cases.

In Ohio, incarceration for aggravated arson charges can include:

  • Second-degree felony: up to 8 years in prison
  • First-degree felony: up to 11 years in prison

Representation for Ohio Arson Cases

If you or a loved one have been accused of arson or aggravated arson, we invite you to contact our offices today. Our Toledo arson attorneys are ready to review the circumstances of your charges, outline your legal options and, if necessary, take aggressive steps toward seeking a favorable outcome on your behalf.

We can start with a free phone consultation. Our proven team of legal professionals is ready to hear from you.

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  • Our Attorneys Have Taken Cases to Jury Trials Over 200 Times.

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