Arson/Possession of Explosives

What is Arson?

Under Illinois law, (720 ILCS 5/20-1), a person can be guilty of Arson when by fire or explosive they knowingly damage any property having a value of $150 or more. An Arson is a Class 2 felony that carries a prison sentence of 3 to 7 years. In general, probation is available for a Class 2 Arson unless it is prohibited by 730 ILCS 5/5-5-3(c)2. An example would be if you have been found guilty of a Class 2 felony or greater within the past ten years.

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Arson throughout Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County and Kane County. We are familiar with the different kinds of arson and the various sentencing ranges. To discuss your particular Illinois Arson case, call the experienced Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders.

What is Aggravated Arson?

Under Illinois law, (720 ILCS 5/20-1.1), you can be guilty of an Aggravated Arson if you knowingly damage any building or structure and a person or injured. An Aggravated Arson is a Class X felony which carries a sentence of 6 to 30 years in prison. Probation is not allowed for a conviction of a Class X felony. Under certain circumstances, a Class X conviction felony can carry an extended sentence of 30 to 60 years.

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Aggravated Arson throughout Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County and Kane County.  We are familiar with the various sentencing ranges for Arson and Aggravated Arson and understand the complexities of the various sentencing factors. To discuss your particular Illinois Arson and Aggravated Arson case, call the experienced Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders.

What is Residential Arson?

Under (720 ILCS 5/201.2), you may be guilty of Residential Arson if you knowingly damage someone's residence. Residential Arson is a Class 1 felony that is punishable by 4 to 15 years in prison. Probation for Residential Arson is available unless it is prohibited by 730 ILCS 5/5-5-3(c)2. An example of this would be if you have been convicted of Class 2 felony or greater in the last ten years.

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Residential Arson throughout Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County and Kane County.  We understand the differences between Arson, Aggravated Arson, and Residential Arson. Also, the Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders are familiar with the various sentencing ranges for Arson, Aggravated Arson, and Residential Arson and understand the complexities of the various sentencing factors. To discuss your particular Illinois Arson, Aggravated Arson, and Residential Arson case, call the experienced Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders.

What is Place of Worship Arson?

Under (720 ILCS 5/201.3), you may be guilty of Place of Worship Arson if you damage any a church, mosque, synagogue or another place of worship. Place of Worship Arson is a Class 1 felony that is punishable by 4 to 15 years in prison. Probation is available unless it is prohibited by 730 ILCS 5/5-5-3(c)2. An example of this will be if you have been convicted of Class 2 felony or greater in the last ten years.

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Place of Worship Arson in Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County and Kane County. The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders understand the differences between Arson, Aggravated Arson, Residential Arson and Place of Worship Arson. Also, the Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders are familiar with the various sentencing ranges for Arson, Aggravated Arson, Residential Arson and Place of Worship Arson and understand the complexities of the various sentencing factors. To discuss your particular Illinois Arson, Aggravated Arson, Residential Arson and Place of Worship Arson case, call the experienced Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders to discuss your particular Illinois Arson, Aggravated Arson, Residential Arson and Place of Worship Arson case.

What is Criminal Possession of Explosive Devices?

Under (720 ILCS 5/20-2), you can be guilty of possessing any explosive or detonating device if you intend to use the explosive or detonating device in the commission of a crime. Possession of Explosive Devices is a Class 1 felony that is punishable by 4 to 30 years in prison. Although Class 1 felonies are probation-able, under Illinois state law, this crime carries a mandatory prison sentence so probation is not available.

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Possession of Explosive Devices cases throughout Cook County, Lake County, DuPage County and Kane County.  

Why Hire the Legal Defenders For Your Arson Case?

We have great rates of success in winning criminal cases. The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders understand the differences between Arson, Aggravated Arson, Residential Arson, Place of Worship Arson and Possession of Explosive Devices. Also, the Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders are familiar with the various sentencing ranges for Arson, Aggravated Arson, Residential Arson, Place of Worship Arson and Possession of Explosive Devices and understand the complexities of the various sentencing factors.

To discuss your particular Illinois Arson, Aggravated Arson, Residential Arson, Place of Worship Arson and Possession of Explosive Devices cases, call the experienced Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders, P.C.

If you are being charged with Arson in Cook, Lake, DuPage or Kane County, give us a call.  We can help.