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California criminal defense: arsonist arrested

More than a dozen suspicious fires in Southern California prompted police to be on the lookout for those believed responsible. Law enforcement officials recently reported that they arrested a young man who they claim may have been responsible for at least three of the 12. The charges against this individual can carry significant consequences if a conviction is secured by prosecutors. A strategic criminal defense may be beneficial to this young man's case.

A 24-year-old male was arrested earlier in April in connection with a string of suspicious fires in the San Diego area. According to reports, the accused was seen walking in close proximity to where a fire had broken out on the porch of a residence. No one was injured in the fire and firefighters were able to quickly contain the blaze.

Along with this fire, the accused is suspected of starting two others. Police have not indicated what, if any, evidence they have that this individual was involved in any of the crimes. The accused was booked into jail on suspicion of three counts of arson.

An arson charge in not something that will be taken lightly in a California criminal court. If sent to court, prosecuting attorneys will have the burden of showing, with a high degree of evidence, that this individual has any connection to the crimes for which he is suspected. The failure to do so could result in a dismissal of charges. A strategic criminal defense, which would involve in depth questioning and scrutinzing of any evidence offered against this young man, may provide information that will prove invaluable to his case.

Source:, "Police Arrest Suspect in 3 City Heights Fires", Chris Jennewein, April 4, 2015

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