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this is the second time i tried to write to you but i may have done it wrong the first time. any advice you can give me would be appreciated. my house burned in april for the third time in ayear. each time the house was fixed by the ins. co. and there were no problems. each time it was determined it was smoking in bed. the ins. co denied my claim this time and the state fire man said he believes i intentionally set this fire. consequently, 3 days ago i was arrested for arson defraud, 1 count and posted a five thous. bond. i did not set this fire im sure it defies all the odds but i didnt do it. the ins. co. lawyers told my lawyer they had some pretty strong evidence against me. the only thing they can possibly have is my house burned 3 times,and yes i am broke isnt everyone? but i was not behind on nothing. my lawyer cant get his hands on the evidence untill the d a gets the file. they said they would mail me an arraignment date. is there anything i can do? what should i do? this is a nightmare, please help me.

i also forgot to ask you this, doesnt the d a have to prove intent? can they prove intent just because i have had 2 previous fires that were determined accidental. also, can they prove intent based on someones financial history?


Hello? Reality check? You burned your house down THREE times by accident? Yeah, right. I'd vote to convict you in 3 minutes & I'm an attorney who understands reasonable doubt! Which would you believe: The fire was intentional, OR, "I was smoking in bed & accidentally burned my house down. Then I was smoking in bed AGAIN & I accidentally burned my house down. Even after that, I didn't quit smoking, or even quit smoking in bed, & I accidentally burned my house down AGAIN. For the third time. In one year."

The jury can use the first 2 fires to infer that you intentionally set the last fire. Your financials will be admitted to show motive.

If by some miracle you actually get acquitted, you'll never get the insurance company to pay out on a 3rd "accidental" fire.


This is not legal advice and you are not my client. Double check everything with your own attorney and your state's laws.


thank you for your reply i was not home at the time of the fire nor had been all weekend. i was told the d a could not use the first 2 fires. i never smoke in bed but i dont care wether you believe that or not. iknow it sounds strange but i did not set the fire. i asked you for your advice and you blew me out of the water, dont be so judgemental, you dont even know me.

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