Hackensack Arson Attorney Adam M. Lustberg Explains the Meaning of Arson Under New Jersey Law
Hackensack arson attorney Adam M. Lustberg releases a new article (https://www.lustberglaw.com/arson-attorney/) explaining the meaning of arson under New Jersey Law. The lawyer mentions that arson is defined as burning a building or structure so that an individual may be able to collect insurance money for another unlawful purpose. If the property that was burned was not owned by the person accused and only burned due to recklessness, they can still be charged with arson.
“In New Jersey, arson charges fall into two categories – ordinary arson and aggravated arson. The lesser offense of ordinary arson describes the crime of starting a fire or explosion on your own property or another person’s property.” says the Hackensack arson attorney.
The lawyer explains that aggravated arson occurs when a person knowingly or purposefully sets fires for a certain reason. These reasons include exposing someone to death or injury, destroying a building owned by someone else, burning a building to collect insurance, and purposely damaging or destroying a forest.
Attorney Adam M. Lustberg mentions that the potential penalties or punishment for aggravated arson are a prison term of up to 10 years. Some cases can have a potentially longer sentence depending on the circumstances surrounding the case.
In the article, attorney Lustberg says that an arson charge can be levied for a deliberate burning or explosion that damages land or vehicles. There are also two categories of arson charges. These include ordinary arson and aggravated arson. The lesser offense of the two is ordinary arson which describes the crime of starting a fire or explosion on your own property.
According to the arson attorney, “Ordinary arson includes recklessly placing another person in danger, placing a building or structure in danger, committing the crime to collect insurance from a property’s damage or destruction, or destroying or damaging a structure to get an exemption from a zoning law, planning law, regulation, etc., or placing a forest in danger of either destruction or damage. Significant damage is not necessary for a charge to be filed. “Ordinary” arson can be punished by as much as 5 years in prison.”
Lastly, attorney Lustberg emphasizes the importance of having a skilled lawyer when facing charges of arson. An experienced lawyer may be able to help the defendant protect their rights and their freedom.
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