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Areas Of Practice - Arson

A fire that is intentionally ignited under circumstances in which the person knows that the fire should not be ignited and the fire causes damage is the foundation of an arson charge. A lawyer handling an arson case should be familiar with NFPA 921: Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations.

In a recent post-conviction arson case handed by attorney Meyer, State of Wisconsin v. Joseph Awe, Marquette County case number 07 CF 54, the Hon. Richard Wright ordered a new trial based, in part, on NFPA 921. For a detailed analysis on the importance of NFPA 921, see this recent nationally published article.

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