Duluth Arson Defense Lawyer | Northern Minnesota Arson Defense Attorney

Arson is a very serious offense that comes with strict penalties. A fire may be started intentionally or by accident. Either way, arson is a charge that may result, and it’s essential to be able to defend yourself. When you have a Duluth arson defense lawyer representing you, there is a much greater chance that you will receive a more favorable outcome in your case.

We work diligently at Andrew, Bransky, & Poole, P.A. to determine the best defense strategy. Even if you don’t believe there is a possibility that you will escape the harshest consequences, you may be surprised that certain circumstances can lead to reduced charges. In some cases, charges can be dismissed.

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Arson charges are very serious and can lead to a jail sentence of 90 days or up to 20 years in prison, depending on the nature of the offense. The following are the seven levels of arson that can be charged in Minnesota:

  • First-Degree Arson – Up to $20,000 in fines and 20 years in prison
  • Second-Degree Arson – Up to $20,000 in fines and 10 years in prison
  • Third-Degree Arson – Up to $10,000 in fines and 5 years in prison
  • Fourth-Degree Arson – Up to $3,000 in fines and 1 year in jail
  • Fifth-Degree Arson – Up to $1,000 in fines and 90 days in jail
  • Negligent fires – Up to $10,000 in fines and 5 years in prison
  • Wildfire Arson – Up to $10,000 in fines and 5 years in prison

Which charge is filed depends on the circumstances. For instance, setting fire to a dwelling with people inside will constitute a first-degree arson charge. Regardless of which level you are charged with, you need a Northern Minnesota arson defense attorney to represent you and protect your rights.

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At Andrew, Bransky, & Poole, P.A., we use every single resource available to us to defend you against the charges properly. We locate witnesses, evaluate insurance reports, work with investigators, and learn every detail about the structure and how it was burned. No stone is left unturned as we use our vast resources to reach your best possible outcome.

Contact A Duluth Arson Defense Lawyer

Arson is a very serious offense to be accused of, which is why it is important to secure legal representation as soon as possible. At Andrew, Bransky, & Poole, P.A., we have the resources, skill, and commitment to defend you against the charges in order to secure the best outcome. To learn more, call us at 218-722-1764 and request a free consultation.

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The legal team at Andrew, Bransky & Poole, P.A. consists of Timothy Andrew, Aaron Bransky, Jane C. Poole, and Andrew T. Poole.

Timothy Andrew and Jane C. Poole handle union labor law and employee benefit matters. Tim has been practicing law in Minnesota since 1992 and focuses on Northeastern Minnesota. Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized Tim. Jane has been practicing since 2010 and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota. Jane has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for many consecutive years.

Aaron Bransky has been practicing law since 1989, and before that, he clerked for two federal judges, so he has seen the law from several perspectives. His specialties encompass many practice areas, including estate planning, elder law, medical assistance planning, probate, business, and real estate. He is your go-to at the firm if you have needs in any of these areas. Aaron has been recognized many times as a Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Since 2010, Andrew T. Poole has been a practicing attorney in Duluth, Minnesota. Over that time, he has handled thousands of criminal cases, ranging from DWI charges to theft, sex crimes, drug crimes, murder, and more. He understands the importance of building a defense strategy as soon as possible, fighting to ensure your rights are protected, and ensuring no corners are cut by law enforcement. He has represented defendants in jury trials in both Minnesota and Wisconsin courts, including every courthouse along Minnesota’s North Shore. Andrew has been recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine for many consecutive years.