Property Crimes Defense

Have you been arrested for arson or criminal damage to property?

Property related criminal offenses can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending upon the severity of the offense, the circumstances of the offense and the monetary value of the property in question.  Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, you should speak to a criminal defense lawyer right away.  You may be facing significant jail time, probation, fines, restitution or even prison.  Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter is experienced in dealing with property crimes under Louisiana law. She understands that each case is different and, thereby, calls for a defense strategy that is unique to the facts of every case..  She always works hard to find solutions that will produce the best possible results in every case.

New Orleans Criminal Damage to Property Attorney

Criminal damage to property is a charge that can arise from a number of situations. It could be a domestic dispute that results in damage to property, it could be vandalism, road rage, or other behavior. It is a serious legal matter because it is an offense that is often charged as a felony, particularly when the value of the damage to the property is $500.00 or more. Facing criminal charges of any type is frightening and dangerous. If you are charged with criminal damage to property in the New Orleans area, the prosecutor believes that there is enough evidence to convict you. This is a serious matter and requires the skill of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Louisiana Property Crimes

  • Aggravated Arson
  • Simple arson
  • Arson with intent to defraud
  • Communicating of false information of planned bombing
  • Simple criminal damage to property
  • Aggravated criminal damage to property
  • Damage to property with intent to defraud
  • Criminal mischief
  • Trespassing

New Orleans Arson Defense Attorney

Under Louisiana law, Arson is the deliberate burning of a house, building or other property. The punishment for being convicted of an arson crime often depends on the intent behind the act, the amount of damage done, and whether or not someone was seriously injured or killed. Arson is always a serious offense because it is a felony in Louisiana. You need an aggressive experienced criminal defense attorney on your side as early as possible to ensure a full and thorough investigation is conducted on your behalf. Arson cases must be investigated by an expert who can determine the fuel source, oxygen and heat source of a fire or explosion. This investigation can be the key to any defense. Attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter is skilled in dealing with overzealous police and insurance fraud investigators who are quick to judge a fire as suspicious. She employs the most respected experts in the field of arson investigation forensics to offer evidence that a fire was accidental as opposed to intentionally set. Her goal is always to achieve the very best case results for her clients.

Contact: New Orleans Property Crimes Attorney

If you have been charged with a property crime in Louisiana, attorney Elizabeth B. Carpenter may be able to help you with getting the charges against you dismissed or reduced. The crimes can be a notoriously difficult to prove, and she will aggressively fight to rebut, or contradict, the evidence gathered by the police or insurance investigator. Ms. Carpenter is extremely skilled in achieving a favorable outcome, especially if the crime resulted in no injuries or deaths and the property damage was fairly minor. If you need to consult with a property crimes defense attorney, please contact our New Orleans office at: 504-599-5955! Available 24/7!