Cleveland Arson Attorney

Highly Skilled Representation for Ohio Residents

Ohio arson cases are complex. Conviction can result in prison or jail sentences, fines and restitution. Prosecutors pursue arson claims armed with a team of attorneys, arson investigators and scientific experts. You deserve the same level of experience fighting for you as you face arson charges.

Not only do we at The Law Office of Daniel M. Margolis, LLC fully comprehend Ohio arson law, we can anticipate the tactics prosecutors may employ. Our Cleveland criminal defense attorney is particularly adept at sifting through scientific evidence to formulate strong, effective defense strategies.

Persistent, Dedicated Arson Defense Lawyer In Cleveland

Through our criminal defense attorney's experiences as a prosecutor and in private criminal law practice, we have amassed a network of exceptional arson contacts whose expertise we can rely on. Our firm represents adults and juveniles throughout Northern Ohio who are charged with arson crimes of any kind, including:

  • Aggravated arson
  • Criminal damaging or endangering
  • Criminal mischief
  • Disrupting public services
  • Endangering aircraft
  • Possession or use of a chemical or explosive device
  • Possession of explosive substances for weapons manufacture
  • Terrorism or terroristic threats
  • Vandalism (railroad, vehicular or otherwise)

Penalties for Arson in Ohio

Arson and aggravated arson are among the most serious crimes you can be charged for in the state of Ohio. These types of offenses carry significant penalties that typically include jail time and heavy fines. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the crime, arson can be charged as a 4th or 3rd degree felony while aggravated arson can be charged as a 2nd degree or 1st degree felony.

If charged as a 4th or 3rd degree felony, penalties for arson can include:

  • 6 months to 5 years in jail
  • Fines up to $10,000

If charged as a 2nd degree or 1st degree felony, penalties for aggravated arson can include:

  • Up to 10 years in prison
  • $20,000 in fines

Putting Our Knowledge To Work In Order To Protect Your Rights

Cleveland attorney Daniel M. Margolis served as an assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor and was a founding member of the county's Arson Prosecution Unit. Dan is a former firefighter with a great deal of experience in fire suppression. He was one of a select group of prosecutors nationwide to be sent to a school, Advanced Arson and Explosives for Prosecutors, by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Dan has actively assisted arson investigators in the investigation of multiple arsons at crime scenes.

If you or a loved one faces arson or related charges, time is of the essence. The outcome of your case — or even whether or not you will be charged with a crime — may depend on how quickly a skilled lawyer for arson charges intervenes.

Call The Law Office of Daniel M. Margolis, LLC at (216) 533-9533 or contact our firm online for a Call for a Confidential Case Evaluation. We are located near the Cuyahoga County Justice Center in Cleveland, Ohio.


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