Attorney Zahra Umansky represented a client who was recently charged with arson of a conveyance, which basically translates to he was accused of setting his own vehicle on fire. Unfortunately, this alleged incident occurred at his home, right in his driveway. Instead of law enforcement and the fire department helping the client, they accused him of being the one that set his own vehicle on fire. The arson investigator threw together a case which we believed was based on hunches and speculation and no real evidence.

Arson is a serious crime due to the fact that it is essentially purposefully creating a natural disaster. Fires are capable of affecting a widespread area, so when this is intentional, the repercussions could be overwhelming. When this is a situation bringing insurance motives into question, then you have another situation where fraud and dishonestly is involved. Being involved in an arson case can be a troubling time when the number of charges starts to pile up - it could be in your best interest to hire a criminal attorney that has worked specifically on arson cases. Since many lawyers won't deal with this particular charge as often as other ones, it is important you do research finding out which lawyers in your regions are best suited to handle an arson charge.

The investigator actually went out and got an arrest warrant signed for our client's arrest. However, Zahra Umansky was successful in showing the prosecutor witness statements that outlined the client was not involved in this, as well as important paperwork from an insurance company showing that the client had nothing to do with the incident. Attorney Umansky was successful in getting the charges dismissed against the client dropped for a second degree felony, which is a very serious crime. He could have faced up to 15 years in prison, a $10,000 dollar fine, and/or 15 years probation on arson charge.  If you're facing similar arson charges, or arson involving a structure, please call The Umansky Law Firm and speak with an attorney to arrange a free consultation and case review.

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Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

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Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

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No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

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Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

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Motion Granted in 48 hours

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Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

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Nolle Prosequi

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