Arson 1st Degree and Felony Meth Charges Reduced, drug treatment instead of prison

A St. Charles County man was accused of attempting to burn an apartment complex down during a meth binge. He initially faced up to 15 years in prison, of which he would have to serve a minimum of 85 percent. Client was also caught with meth on a prior occasion and was on probation for attempted robbery. Attorney Brian Cooke was able to negotiate the Arson charge to a lower felony and get the client placed in a 120 day drug treatment program–instead of a lengthy mandatory prison sentence.