Felony Arson, Felony Burglary, and Vandalism of Business in Downtown San Diego: Probation and No Jail Time
The client also damaged some drinking glasses while venturing through the restaurant. The fires were contained to a small area of the kitchen and were controlled by the sprinkler system and the San Diego Fire Department.
The client was arrested for allegedly violating:
- Penal Code § 451(b) – Arson of an Inhabited Structure or Property
- Penal Code § 451(c) – Arson of a Structure or Forest
- Penal Code § 459 – Burglary
- Penal Code § 594(a)(b)(1) – Vandalism Over $400
The Griffin Law Office proved to the court and the District Attorney’s Office that the client was a law-abiding Marine prior to this incident, that this incident was a one-time occurrence, and that the Client was not likely to re-offend. The client was facing serious jail time, dishonorable discharge from the Marine Corps, a felony record at 21 years old, and significant restitution fines for damage. With diligent legal work from Griffin Law Office, the client received only formal probation with restitution payments, avoiding any jail time in San Diego county jail.