Two men have been charged with multiple counts of arson following a series of five fires along one Pasadena alley. Nicholas Roether, 23, of Los Angeles and Thyler Trotter, 19, of Altadena, have been charged with setting fire to trash cans, furniture and dumpsters in the alley along South Raymond Avenue.
Multiple arson fires set over 20 minutes
Pasadena Police say the first fire was reported at about 2:50 AM, and the Pasadena Fire Department received calls regarding four other blazes in four blocks of the same alley within 20 minutes of the first call. The pair were seen on surveillance video and were also identified by witnesses. The men were being held on $250,000 bail prior to their arraignment.
If you’ve been arrested for arson in Los Angeles County, you need an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has practiced criminal defense exclusively for more than 30 years in Los Angeles County and in courts throughout Southern California. He takes even the toughest cases
Arson can be charged in California in a number of ways, depending upon the circumstances of the case. Even conviction on a lesser offense, when coupled with California’s Three Strikes Law can put you behind bars for life.
In a situation like this – when you’re employed in a position of public trust, you need a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight aggressively for your rights and work to get charges reduced or dropped. Robert Helfend has built an impressive case history, and defends his clients tenaciously throughout the judicial process.
An arson defense is complex, and requires significant input from recognized experts, in both the preparation of your defense, and during the trial, should a trial become necessary. Don’t jeopardize your freedom and rights with an ineffective defense or an inexperienced attorney who cannot assemble the requisite experts to contribute to your defense.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County arson case.
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