Arson is a serious criminal act. It differs from an accidental fire, since malice is implied. An act of arson could be committed to harm the inhabitants, damage the structure and/or to collect on an insurance policy.
Following a fire, the owner of the building or home will be the fire investigators’ first arson suspect. They will scour through your finances and personal and employment histories to establish a motive for committing arson. If you believe you are under investigation, you should contact an arson lawyer with a track record of successful defenses. Morgan Bourque is the leading arson lawyer in Texas, and may be willing to craft your defense.
As a former prosecutor, Morgan has handled arson cases from both sides of the courtroom. For years, he has represented defendants accused of arson and has specific insight into crime scene investigations, procedures and evidence. His deep experience enables him to anticipate the actions that the opposing side may take and build an even stronger defense based on this insider’s perspective.
There were 418 arson arrests in Texas in 2016 – that’s more than one per day. Texas police are cracking down on suspicious behavior. But instances of mistaken identity can occur. And many crime and fire scene investigators use faulty equipment and tests to determine a culprit, and evidence can be quickly tainted due to the nature of the alleged crime. Morgan is the arson lawyer who knows how to exploit these and other procedural faults, which can help maintain your innocence.
There is a fine line between an accidental fire and arson. Both are serious matters, but the latter carries more severe consequences. If you have or may be charged with arson, an immediate call to Morgan Bourque can help you avoid serving jail time, nullifying your insurance contract and paying steep fines. With years of strong results to back it up, Morgan is the reputable arson lawyer you need to passionately defend your rights, avoid and lessen penalties, and protect for your future.
Good people can make mistakes and sometimes innocents get caught in a web of suspicion. No matter your situation, Morgan Bourque is the arson lawyer ready to provide efficient, aggressive representation inside and outside the courtroom.
Call now to review your arson case and begin establishing a successful strategy.