Mosque arson suspect gets 6 years
Mosque arson suspect gets 6 years
A Southern California man was sentenced to 6 years in prison following his conviction for an arson fire at a Coachella Valley mosque last year. Carl Dial, of Palm Desert, was arrested in December, after setting the fire at the mosque in retaliation for the San Bernardino shootings.

An arson attorney you can count on

In California, arson can be charged in a number of different ways, depending upon the circumstances. It can also be combined with other charges, based on the outcome of events.

Burning a building or property is often thought of as a route to a fraudulent insurance claim, and that can be the case, but there are other acts that can be classified as arson. How the law is applied depends upon whether the burning is malicious, accidental, directed toward a particular individual, neglectful or careless, or involves your own or someone else’s personal property.

Arson is a complex charge, so a solid criminal defense requires an experienced attorney who can bring together the forensic expertise an effective defense may require. Robert Helfend is a Los Angeles-based criminal defense attorney with more than 30 years of experience. Mr. Helfend takes a wide range of criminal defense cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.

Unlike the defense you may receive from a large, impersonal law firm, Mr. Helfend handles each case personally, so you always get the benefit of his extensive experience. He has established a reputation as an aggressive, skilled defense attorney who forces the prosecution to prove each allegation against his client.

Don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney to defend you in court. When your personal freedom is at stake, go with an experienced criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend. Don’t wait! 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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