Dallas Arson Attorney

If you set fire to almost anything, with the intent to destroy or damage it, you can be charged with arson.  “Almost anything” includes not only buildings and homes, but also vehicles, fences, or any form of vegetation.  Under Texas law, even if you set a fire, and it immediately goes out, you’re still guilty of arson.  Also, if it’s alleged you set a fire or caused an explosion while manufacturing, or attempting to manufacture, a controlled substance, you can likewise be charged with arson.  Under most circumstances, arson is a second degree felony, punishable by 2 to 20 years in the state penitentiary, and a fine up to $10,000.  However, if it’s alleged that the arson resulted in bodily injury or death, or that the structure damaged by the arson was a home or a place of worship, it’s charged as a 1st degree felony, and carries a penalty range of 5 to 99 or life in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine.

If you’ve been arrested for arson, you need serious legal help.  Call the experienced criminal defense lawyers at Berlof & Newton, P.C. at (214) 494-8990, or contact one of our attorneys by using the “Get Legal Help Now!” form in the left margin of this web page.  Free consultation.  Our lawyers each have over 15 years experience in the practice of criminal law.  Se habla español.