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Arson / Possession of Explosives

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Are you facing Arson or Explosives Possession charges in Chicago?

Call a Chicago arson attorney at 800-228-7295 for legal help with aggravated arson misdemeanor or arson felony charges.

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What is Arson?

Under Illinois Law, (720 ILCS 5/20-1), a person commits the Illinois criminal offense of arson when, by means of fire or explosive, they knowingly:

(a) Damages any real property, or any personal property having a value of $150 or more, of another without his consent; or

(b) With intent to defraud an insurer, damages any property or any personal property having a value of $150 or more.

Under Illinois law, the criminal offense of Arson is a Class 2 felony which carries a prison sentence of 3 to 7 years. In general, probation is available unless it is specifically prohibited by 730 ILCS 5/5-5-3(c)2. For example, probation is not available for someone who has committed a Class 2 felony or greater within 10 years.

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Arson throughout Cook County and Chicago land. The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders understand the differences between the different types of Arson. In addition, the Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders are familiar with the various sentencing ranges for Arson and understand the complexities of the various sentencing factors. 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), a person commits the Illinois criminal offense of Aggravated Arson when, in the course of committing an arson, he or she knowingly damages, partially or totally, any building or structure, including any adjacent building or structure, including all or any part of a school building, house trailer, watercraft, motor vehicle, or railroad car, and

(1) they know or reasonably should know that one or more persons are present therein or

(2) any person suffers great bodily harm, or permanent disability or disfigurement as a result of the fire or explosion or

(3) a fireman, policeman, or correctional officer who is present at the scene acting in the line of duty is injured as a result of the fire or explosion.

Under Illinois law, the criminal offense of Aggravated Arson is considered a very serious offense. In Illinois, Aggravated Arson is a Class X felony. Under Illinois law, a Class X felony carries a mandatory prison sentence of 6 to 30 years in prison. Under Illinois law, probation is not allowed for a conviction of a Class X felony. Under certain circumstances, a conviction for a Class X felony can carry a prison sentence that can be extended from 30 to 60 years in prison.

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Aggravated Arson throughout Cook County and Chicago land. The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders understand the differences between Arson and Aggravated Arson. In addition, the Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders 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 to discuss your particular Illinois Arson and Aggravated Arson case.

What is Residential Arson?

Under Illinois Law, (720 ILCS 5/201.2), a person commits the Illinois criminal offense of Residential Arson when, in the course of committing an arson, they knowingly damage, partially or totally, any building or structure that is the dwelling place of another.

Under Illinois law, the sentence for Residential Arson is a Class 1 felony. Under Illinois law, Residential Arson is punishable by 4 to 15 years in prison. Under Illinois law, probation for Residential Arson is available unless prohibited under 730 ILCS 5/5-5-3(c)2. For example, if a person has been convicted of Class 2 felony or greater in the last 10 years, they will not be eligible for probation.

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Residential Arson throughout Cook County and Chicago land. The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders understand the differences between Arson, Aggravated Arson and Residential Arson. In addition, 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 to discuss your particular Illinois Arson, Aggravated Arson and Residential Arson case.

What is Place of Worship Arson?

Under Illinois Law, (720 ILCS 5/201.3), a person commits the Illinois criminal offense of Place of Worship Arson when, in the course of committing an arson, they knowingly damage, partially or totally, any place of worship.

Under Illinois law, the sentence for Place of Worship Arson is a Class 1 felony. Under Illinois law, a Class 1 Place of Worship Arson is punishable by 4 to 15 years in prison. Probation is available unless prohibited under 730 ILCS 5/5-5-3(c)2. For example, if a person has been convicted of Class 2 felony or greater in the last 10 years, they will not be eligible for probation.

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Place of Worship Arson throughout Cook County and Chicago land. The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders understand the differences between Arson, Aggravated Arson, Residential Arson and Place of Worship Arson. In addition, 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.

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Residential Arson throughout Cook County and Chicago land. The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders understand the differences between Arson, Aggravated Arson and Residential Arson. In addition, 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 to discuss your particular Illinois Arson, Aggravated Arson and Residential Arson case.

What is Criminal Possession of Explosive Devices?

Under Illinois Law, (720 ILCS 5/20-2), a person commits the Illinois criminal offense of Possession of Explosives or Explosive or Incendiary Devices if they possess, manufacture or transport any explosive compound, timing or detonating device for use with any explosive compound or incendiary device and either intends to use such explosive or device to commit any offense or knows that another intends to use such explosive or device to commit a felony.

Under law, the sentence for Possession of Explosive Devices is a Class 1 felony. Under Illinois law, a Class 1 Possession of Explosive Devices Class 1 felony is punishable by 4 to 30 years in prison. Although Class 1 felonies are generally probationable, under this section the mandatory maximum prison sentence is 30 years.

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

Why hire the Legal Defenders for your Arson case?

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. In addition, 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 to discuss your particular Illinois Arson, Aggravated Arson, Residential Arson, Place of Worship Arson and Criminal Possession of Explosives cases in Illinois.
 

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The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders have extensive experience in representing individuals charged with Arson / Possession of Explosive Devices

To discuss your particular arson crime, contact the experienced Chicago criminal defense attorneys at Legal Defenders

Why do you need a lawyer for you arson case?

The Chicago criminal defense attorneys at the Legal Defenders, PC will examine all aspects of your case and look for and will use their experience to win your case or get your case dismissed. In the alternative, we will use our negotiating skills to convince the court and the prosecutor to come with an effective and constructive sentencing option that gives you the best chance of avoiding jail and fines.
 

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