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Man holding lit matchArson is a serious offense that can lead to harsh criminal penalties and jail time. Arson can occur when someone chooses to start a fire for profit, such as to collect insurance proceeds or to harm the occupants of the premises burned. Arson can also occur recklessly, such as juvenile behavior that is careless and results in a fire. If the arson occurs with a fire to commercial property, charges can be brought in Federal Court and a five-year mandatory minimum sentence can be imposed.

Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki has Handled State and Federal Arson Cases

Whether you are facing federal or state charges for an arson, you need an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney Robert E. Mielnicki has over 25 years of experience and up-to-date knowledge of Pennsylvania and Federal criminal laws. Attorney Mielnicki has won arson cases and aggressively fought to minimize or drop charges for many clients charged with arson.

“I hired Bob on my federal arson case. His expertise and knowledge of the law are impeccable. He communicated with me through the whole process and kept me updated on the case every step of the way. I was comfortable with him from day one and l don’t know if another lawyer would have achieved the same outcome of an acquittal. I would highly recommend him to anyone.”
Posted by Jeff on Avvo September 6, 2016

To speak with an attorney committed to providing you with the best possible defense, for a reasonable fee, contact Mielnicki & Stiffler, LLC at (412) 330-1000.

Client Reviews
"Mr. Mielnicki recently defended me on my DUI case. He not only got my license suspension wiped away, but he got my DUI charge knocked down to a General Impairment. This is not the first time Mr.Mielnicki has defended me either. When I was younger he defended me on a pretty serious case and got 3 felonies knocked down to misdemeanors. If you want to win, pick Rob Mielnicki." Garrett
"When I was losing patience finally for my girlfriends return home. Something showed me Robert. Robert was there for me and her. Visited her. And walked her through everything. Being very confident with this judge, he was able to successfully lift this detainer. If you ever need a detainer removed or a motion to be filed. I highly recommend him." Robert & Crystale
"On June 26, 2017 Attorney Mielnicki handled a case for us defending our son. He was professional, knowledgable and a highly skilled attorney. He returned calls promptly and always reassured us. The outcome we had hoped for worked out as he assured us it would. We couldn’t be more satisfied. We highly recommend this attorney." Client
"We found Attorney Mielnicki by chance/fate! We are so grateful and pleased how he helped our son with his case. He was attentive and considerate to our questions and informative with answers. We would highly recommend seeking his expertise in criminal law. He will give you the hard facts and do everything he can as an attorney to expedite a final outcome. His costs were reasonalble and his staff is just as attentive to getting answers back to you, as well! He was a great choice for us and our legal situation." Client
"Kept me up to date with the process of it all through Facebook messenger or calling me with the news. I would recommend him to anyone I know. I was sure he was the right attorney for the charges I was facing after the first couple minutes of talking to him." Client