At any level of charge (misdemeanor or felony) Arson is a serious charge. The criminal code in Utah says in part that, if someone uses fire or explosives to unlawfully and intentionally cause damage to property or with the intention to defraud an insurer, they may be charged with Arson.
An act of Arson is considered aggravated if one uses fire or explosives to damage a structure, or a structure or vehicle while knowing that there are people inside. Aggravated Arson can be a first degree felony, with a possibility of a life sentence.
If you have been charged with Arson, aggravated or not, Adam Elmore will help you to navigate your charges and ensure that you know your case inside and out before going into Court.
You can read more about Arson on the Court website, here.