Arson is defined at the deliberate and maliciously setting fire to structures or wildland areas. Common motivations for arson include insurance fraud and vandalism. Although Arson is technically a property crime, it is considered far more serious than many other property crimes because of the potentially life threatening consequences. State Attorney’s Offices across the state prosecute Arson cases to the fullest extent of the law. If you have been arrested, or are being investigated for Arson, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney right away.