Property Offenses


If you have been charged with arson, you could be facing a serious criminal conviction. For the best possible outcome, contact a defense attorney immediately. By doing so, you will gain an understanding of your rights and will have the confidence that you are being represented by an experienced trial lawyer.

Successfully defending an arson allegation often requires consulting and retaining an independent expert to refute the prosecution’s witnesses. By presenting an alternate theory of the origin of the fire, cases get dismissed.

To avoid the harsh penalties of an arson conviction, you will need an aggressive and competent defense attorney. The experience of your lawyer will make a big difference in the sentencing you face, as well as the outcome of your trial.

If you find yourself facing charges of arson, the penalties are often severe. You may be facing many years in jail in addition to hefty fines. In the event that someone died because of your actions, you may possibly be facing murder charges. A reputable defense attorney with years of experience will assure that you get treated fairly, and that the outcome is the best possible.

When you find that you are facing arson charges, you will likely be very frightened. You don’t know what your future holds, or what to expect in court. The future of your family is a great concern. Attorney Barton Morris knows how prosecutors work which enables him to fight aggressively against them, so that he can help secure your future.

Any time a fire occurs, insurance investigators can be quick to point their finger at the property owner. When you find yourself in this situation, you need guidance and someone with the skills to successfully represent you. Attorney Barton Morris will build a tough case against the prosecution, which often means bringing in independent fire investigators, crime scene experts and other professionals.

If you have been charged with arson in the Oakland, Wayne or Macomb County communities of Royal Oak, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Warren, Troy or any surrounding area and want the best legal representation, call Michigan Criminal Attorney Barton Morris at (248) 541-2600.  Attorney Barton W. Morris, Jr., was recently voted Top Attorney in Metro Detroit for 2012 and 2013.  Having conducted multiple dozens of jury trials gives him the experience necessary to effectively handle every criminal matter and persuade any jury that the prosecution cannot and has not proven their case.


Malicious Destruction of Property

Malicious destruction of property (MDOP) means destroying or damaging property on purpose or with the specific intent to do so. If the property is worth more than $1,000 it’s a felony and less than $1,000 is a misdemeanor. Defenses include challenging the value of the property, and whether there existed the intent to damage it – maybe it was an accident.