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Louisiana criminal defense: Arrest made in arson case

Law enforcement authorities in Louisiana had been searching for the individual who set fire to a car in the Baton Rouge area, causing roughly $8,000 in damage. In early August, an arrest was made in this case. The individual now believed responsible for this event could face some serious consequences if he is ultimately convicted. However, with the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney, he can take steps to achieve the best outcome possible.

According to reports, the fire department recently responded to reports of a fire on Ardenwood Drive. When they arrived on the scene, they found a parked vehicle up in flames. This car was situated within close proximity to an apartment building that was occupied at the time. Thankfully, the fire was quickly extinguished, and no one was hurt.

There were no clear signs as to who started the fire. However, tips sent into Crime Stoppers helped authorities identify the person allegedly responsible. On Aug. 3, a 50-year-old male turned himself in to police. He has since been charged with terrorizing and aggravated arson.

In Louisiana, the penalties associated with these charges may include jail time and hefty fines, among various others. With a lot on the line, how the accused addresses his case definitely matters. An experienced criminal defense attorney will have the ability to review all the facts and question any evidence offered against the accused. In doing so, information may come to light that will prove helpful to this individual in court. While it is impossible to guarantee a specific outcome when fighting criminal charges, legal counsel will work diligently to fight for the outcome that will best serve the accused's interests.

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