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FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA: Felony Arson / Malicious Burning charge (VA Code 18.2-77), with the client facing up to life in prison for setting fire to an an occupied apartment building, was DROPPED with payment of restitution.
VA Code § 18.2-77. Burning or destroying dwelling house, etc.
A. If any person maliciously (i) burns, or by use of any explosive device or substance destroys, in whole or in part, or causes to be burned or destroyed, or (ii) aids, counsels or procures the burning or destruction of any dwelling house or manufactured home whether belonging to himself or another, or any occupied hotel, hospital, mental health facility, or other house in which persons usually dwell or lodge, any occupied railroad car, boat, vessel, or river craft in which persons usually dwell or lodge, or any occupied jail or prison, or any occupied church or occupied building owned or leased by a church that is immediately adjacent to a church, he shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment for life or for any period not less than five years and, subject to subdivision g of § 18.2-10, a fine of not more than $100,000. Any person who maliciously sets fire to anything, or aids, counsels or procures the setting fire to anything, by the burning whereof such occupied dwelling house, manufactured home, hotel, hospital, mental health facility or other house, or railroad car, boat, vessel, or river craft, jail or prison, church or building owned or leased by a church that is immediately adjacent to a church, is burned shall be guilty of a violation of this subsection.
Read more about Arson Law here: Virginia Arson Laws: A Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Explanation of Malicious Burning Charges
Press Release: All Charges Dismissed in Commonwealth v. Court – Facing a Life Sentence for Arson | Fairfax Virginia
MEDVIN LAW PRESS RELEASE February 25, 2011
Facing a life sentence – All Charges Dismissed in Commonwealth v. Court
FAIRFAX, VA: On February 2, 2011, The Honorable Donald P. McDonough, the Chief Judge of the Fairfax County General District Court, presided over the Preliminary Hearing of the government’s evidence against Kevin Court. Mr. Court was accused of arson, along with four other felonies associated with the allegedly intentional fire. Mr. Court was facing a maximum sentence of life in prison.
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