What is Arson?
Arson is a crime of intentionally setting fire to buildings, wildland areas, vehicles or other property with the intent to cause damage.
Prosecutions for arson often rely heavily upon circumstantial evidence because much of the available evidence, such as accelerants, DNA and fingerprints have been destroyed by heat or fire. Circumstantial evidence can include things such as telephone records, telephone intercept material, listening device product and scientific evidence.
Although Arson is not a prevalent crime, our accredited criminal law specialist has experience in defending people accused or suspected of arson. This experience includes appearances at Coronial Inquiries to determine the cause of a fire and whether or not a person should face criminal prosecution.