Arson is a serious offence with serious consequences. If you have been charged with arson, it is important that you seek legal counsel from a criminal defence lawyer immediately to ensure your rights are protected and that all possible defences are explored. We know what it takes to defend against these serious allegations, and we will ensure you are treated fairly by the courts.
In Saskatchewan, arson is any act that causes fire or explosion on someone else's property. You can be charged with arson if you intentionally or recklessly set a fire or cause an explosion that damages your or someone else's property, for fraudulent purposes, by negligence or with disregard for human life. The penalties for arson range widely, depending on the circumstances of your case. On the "lower" end, you will face fines and up to 5 years in prison, but you could face up to life, depending on the circumstances.
If you have been charged with arson, the team at Andrews Benko & Associates is here to help you understand your options and make sure you get the best representation. We have represented many clients in Saskatchewan who have been charged with all types of criminal offences, including arson. We will work hard to protect your rights and fight for you so that you get the best possible outcome for your situation. Contact us today.