Suspected arsonist Debra Ann Windholz was in custody Wednesday following her arrest in connection with 11 suspicious fires near Lake Berryessa, according to Cal Fire.
Windholz, 59, was arrested about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on 11 counts of arson to forest land. Bail was set at $500,000.
Cal Fire released no details on the fires other than they occurred in 2016 and 2017, but officials said Windholz wasn’t involved in the Oct. 8 firestorm in Napa, Sonoma and Lake counties.
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Know Your Rights
California law prohibits lawyers or others acting on behalf of a lawyer from:
— Soliciting clients at an accident scene, at a hospital, or on the way to a hospital.
— Soliciting clients who, due to their physical, emotional or mental state, may not be able to have reasonable judgment about the hiring of an attorney .
— Seeking clients by mail unless the letter and envelope are clearly labeled as an advertisement.
— Promising a particular outcome from legal representation.
In the wake of the fires, there is also the risk of victims being approached by people posing as attorneys. Consumers should determine if they are legitimate and licensed to provide legal services. Before hiring an attorney, look up their name or State Bar number on the State Bar website — www.calbar.ca.gov — to check the status of their license to practice law and whether they have any record of discipline.
Source: State Bar of California