Arson & Negligent Fires

Arson & Negligent Fires

To see just how successful our approach is, here are some representative results:

State v. T.L.

April, 2018
Charges: 1st Degree Arson - Felony, Mandatory Prison Commitment

Stay of Imposition to an amended count of 3rd Degree Arson. In addition to getting a stay of imposition in which the client's criminal record will be a misdemeanor after successful completion of probation, the State also agreed not to charge an additional felony count. The client has half the time in jail the State was requesting and minimal conditions for her to follow in order to earn that misdemeanor record. For a single mother with a bright future, the client was thrilled to avoid prison and a felony record.

Types of Charge(s): Arson & Negligent Fires

State v. M.G.

June, 2016
Charges: 1st and 3rd Degree Arson, and Negligent Fires. All felonies.

Client pled guilty to negligent fires as a gross misdemeanor. It was of utmost importance to keep a felony off of his record. The facts pointed to his actions causing the fire. Still, through diligent and strategic negotiations, the client is only convicted of a gross misdemeanor offense. The State didn't even agree to this plea deal, but remained silent, meaning the Court had to be convinced this was the right and just result - which was no easy feet considering the victim gave a powerful victim impact statement at sentencing. The client is thrilled with the outcome.

Types of Charge(s): Arson & Negligent Fires

State v. C.G.

August, 2015
Charges: Felony Arson and Negligent Fires

Expungement granted. Juvenile client pled guilty to a felony count of negligent fires. After demonstrating to the court that he has made positive strides in becoming a respectful and hard-working young man, the court granted the expungement in full over the State's objection. The State's attorney was unfamiliar with the new expungement law as it pertains to juveniles, which allowed Mr. Gempeler to educate the Court about the proper interpretation - to the benefit of the client. This expungement will permit the client to pursue his future careers without fear that this felony will hold him back.

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