August 19, 2017

What is most likely the sentence for arson of a dwelling house, breaking and entering (night time), and Mal. Dest. Prop. >250

Additional Information:

I’m a 19 year old kid that just got a letter stating i have to appear in superior court on September 7, 2010. I am enlisted in the military have a steady job and am a full time college student. I have a clean record and am very concerned about if I am going to end up in jail or not. Any information on what you have seen result from similar cases would be a great help.

ATTORNEY ANSWER:

The charges are all felonies and thus carry the potential of state prison sentences, but also carry house of correction alternative sentences. You have no record and appear to have a future based on the fact that you are in college full time and are enlisted in the military. Those are all positive factors. It really depends on the seriousness of the facts of the incident i.e. how bad was the burning, and any mitigating circumstances. Depending on those circumstances it is foreseeable that you could receive probation rather than imprisonment. I would be happy to discuss this with you further.

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