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Residential and commercial fires start for a variety of reasons, including cooking accidents, acts of god (such as lightning strikes), and electrical/wiring issues. In cases where it is deemed by law enforcement that a fire was intentionally set, an individual can be charged with arson.

At the Robinson Law Firm, P.A., our arson team is committed to providing high-quality legal representation to our clients. For over 30 years, we have represented countless individuals facing criminal charges, with a large percentage of successful outcomes. Contact our office about your case, and we will sit down to consult with you to devise a legal strategy that is most effective for your case.


The penalties for arson depend on the severity of the crime, which can be broken down in a “degrees” system:

First-degree arson – Charged when an occupied dwelling is burned. This is a Class D Felony and can result in 17 years in prison.
Second-degree arson – Charged when an unoccupied dwelling is burned. This is a Class G Felony and can result in almost four years in prison.

If you have been charged with arson, immediately seek the help of a criminal defense lawyer who can defend you in court and provide you with a strong chance of avoiding harsh penalties.

If you have been charged with arson, it is important that you contact an attorney right away, as you could be facing life-altering penalties.