Experienced Arson Lawyer in Brampton, ON, Canada

Arson in Canada is a serious criminal offence. If you’re under investigation for or formally charged with it, GSP Law is there for you every step of the legal way.

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We provide expert arson defence services primarily in Brampton and Orangeville, but our services extend to clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area, including Newmarket, Milton, Mississauga, Oshawa, and North York.

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What is an Arson Crime In Canada?

The Criminal Code of Canada defines arson as:

The act of intentionally or recklessly causing damage by fire or explosion to property, whether or not that person owns the property.

There are many types of arson that an accused person may be charged with, including: 

  • Disregard for Human Life 
  • Damage to Property 
  • Damage to Own Property 
  • For Fraudulent Purposes and 
  • Negligence 

If you’ve been charged with arson anywhere in Toronto, Brampton, Orangeville, and the surrounding GTA, we can help guide you through the complex and stressful process that lies ahead.  

Call GSP Law for arson defence consultation. Let’s discuss your case and put forth your best defence for arson crime charges! 

The Different Types of Arson in Canada

There are different types of crimes that constitute the legal definition of arson.

Section 433: Disregard for hHuman Life

Intentionally or carelessly causing damage to someone else’s property by means of fire or an explosion.

Section 434: Damage to Another Person’s Property

Intentionally or recklessly damaging property not owned by the accused by means of fire or explosion.

Section 434.1: Own property

You intentionally or recklessly set fire or explosion to your property where the fire or explosive threat endangers the health, safety, or properties of others.

Section 435.1: For Fraudulent Purpose

Causing damage by fire or explosion with the intention of deception for personal gain/committing fraud.

Section 435.2: For Fraudulent Purpose – Holder of the beneficiary of fire insurance policy

If someone is charged with an offence relating to fraud, the fact that they were the holder of or were listed as a beneficiary under a fire insurance policy for the property in question is a fact from which their intent to defraud may reasonably be inferred.

Section 436.1: By negligence:

If you fail to prevent fire or explosion from occurring at a property owned or controlled by you, you could be held liable for any resulting damage.

Section 436.2: By negligence – Non-compliance with prevention laws :

A person who fails to comply with a law respecting the prevention or the control of fires or explosions is guilty of an offence under subsection (2). The fact that the person has not complied with that law is a fact from which the court may infer that the person has departed from the standard of care required by that section.

Defend yourself and your rights against Arson Criminal Charges

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Defending Against a Criminal Arson Charge

Depending on the specifics of your situation, there may be legal defenses that could help you.

Here are a few potential defences for arson:


If an accused person can show that he did not intend or recklessly cause damage to property by fire or explosives, then he could be acquitted.

Factual Innocence

It refers to the failure of the Crown to prove every essential element of the charge beyond a reasonable doubt.

Colour of Right

If you’re charged with arson, you may be able to defend yourself by proving that you had a good reason for setting fire to someone else’s property.

Involuntary Intoxication

If an individual involuntarily consumes alcohol or drugs, they may be able to negate the mental element of their actions.

Violation of Charter Rights

Under the Canadian Charter, individuals are entitled to certain rights, including:

  • The Fourth Amendment protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures.
  • the right to not have your liberty taken away without due process of law
  • the right to be told promptly why you were arrested
  • the right to be represented by legal counsel without delay
  • the right to be brought to trial within a reasonable time

Important Professional Disclaimer:

This website does not and cannot contain legal advice. The legal information provided on this page, especially the potential defences cited, is for general information and educational purposes only. No part of it is meant to be used as a substitute for professional advice.

Accordingly, we encourage you to consult with your or our professionals to provide you with the right kind of legal advice fit for your case before taking any action based upon such information.

GSP Law cannot be held accountable nor liable for misinterpretation of the cited potential defences for arson charges, and they are not legal advice nor guidance given on this website.

GSP Law encourages users of this website to consult with local counsel or contact us for actual legal advice or guidance.

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Arson Charges Conviction and Sentencing

All the Arson offences are indictable, and the Crown, in some circumstances, may seek a life sentence. Arson is considered a very serious charge.

The sentence may vary depending on the severity of the crime. Fines, restitution, and probation are some of the consequences.

The consequences of this offence are too serious to deal with by yourself. Let GSP Law work and represent you to ensure your best chances of getting a favorable judgment.

Were you charged with Arson in Greater Toronto Area?

GSP Law offers the best professional arson defence lawyer representation, especially in Toronto, Brampton, and Orangeville.

GSP Law is prepared to conduct a thorough review of your situation and develop an approach tailored to your defence needs.

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Why Choose GSP Law as your Arson Defence Lawyer in Brampton, ON?

  • Seasoned and Experienced Criminal Defence Lawyer
  • Conducts a thorough review of criminal charges and pieces of evidence
  • Dedicated to your specific needs
  • Professional and Knowledgeable to defend all clients no matter what charge and at all court levels

Reach out today and get a proper representation by a highly experienced arson lawyer you deserve!

Arson and Criminal Charges can be won.

Hire GSP Law as your arson defence counsel to get proper professional representation. You are not alone. We can help you.


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