Killeen Arson Lawyer
When faced with a violence crime, it is very important to NOT speak with the police following
an arrest. Do not make the mistake of providing them with incriminating statements while you are upset. Request to
speak with an experienced Killeen arson lawyer first.
Don't wait until the prosecutor makes the next move. Call an experienced Killeen
arson lawyer, F. Edward (Ed) Brown, for help with your violence crime charge today and
protect your freedom and reputation. Contact us now, the initial
consultation is FREE.
Killeen - Waco Arson Attorney: Fully Informed Decisions
I believe clients should be educated about the law, their rights and their options. How else can you make
informed decisions about your case and your future? To learn about the law, your rights and your options,
call or email Killeen arson attorney Ed Brown at 254-634-2587
now. Your calls are welcome. Initial consultation is FREE. Ed Brown, arson attorney, will
discuss the elements of the crime you are charged with and present you with your defense options relating to
Arson - Texas Penal Code § 28.02.
(a) A person commits an offense if the person starts a fire, regardless of whether the fire continues after
ignition, or causes an explosion with intent to destroy or damage:
(1) any vegetation, fence, or structure on open-space land; or
(2) any building, habitation, or vehicle:
(A) knowing that it is within the limits of an incorporated city or town;
(B) knowing that it is insured against damage or destruction;
(C) knowing that it is subject to a mortgage or other security interest;
(D) knowing that it is located on property belonging to another;
(E) knowing that it has located within it property belonging to another; or
(F) when the person is reckless about whether the burning or explosion will endanger the life of some individual
or the safety of the property of another.
(a-1) A person commits an offense if the person recklessly starts a fire or causes an explosion while
manufacturing or attempting to manufacture a controlled substance and the fire or explosion damages any building,
habitation, or vehicle.
(a-2) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally starts
a fire or causes an explosion and in so doing:
(1) recklessly damages or destroys a building belonging to another;
(2) recklessly causes another person to suffer bodily injury or
(b) It is an exception to the application of Subsection (a) (1) that the fire or explosion was a part of the
controlled burning of open-space land.
(c) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a) (2) (A) that prior to starting the fire or causing the
explosion, the actor obtained a permit or other written authorization granted in accordance with a city ordinance,
if any, regulating fires and explosions.
(d) An offense under Subsection (a) is a felony of the second degree, except that the offense is a felony of the
first degree if it is shown on the trial of the offense that:
(1) bodily injury or death was suffered by any person by reason of the commission of the offense; or
(2) the property intended to be damaged or destroyed by the actor was a habitation or a place of assembly or
(e) An offense under Subsection (a-1) is a state jail felony, except that the offense is a felony of the third
degree if it is shown on the trial of the offense that bodily injury or death was suffered by any person by reason
of the commission of the offense.
(f) An offense under Subsection (a-2) is a state jail felony.
(g) If conduct that constitutes an offense under Subsection (a-1) or
that constitutes an offense under Subsection (a-2) also constitutes an offense under another subsection of this
section or another section of this code, the actor may be prosecuted under Subsection (a-1) or Subsection (a-2),
under the other subsection of this section, or under the other section of this code.