In Arizona, arson is defined as “knowingly and unlawfully damaging a structure or property by knowingly causing a fire or explosion”. It is important to note that this means fireworks are included in arson charges. An arson crime can be divided into a few different categories, based on the motives, intent, and damages caused by the fire.
Anytime you are facing criminal charges, it is critical to contact a Chandler criminal defense lawyer before speaking with law enforcement. Cooperating and offering information in an attempt to clear your name can actually make your situation more complicated and forego your right to legal representation.