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If you have been accused of an arson crime, call for a free case evaluation. Justin Sparks is a top DFW defense attorney.

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Arson is a criminal offense that occurs when a person starts a fire or causes an explosion with intent to destroy or damage…

  • A building, habitation, or vehicle knowing it is:

    • within the city limits; insured against damage; subject to a mortgage; located on property of another/containing property of another; recklessly endangering another person’s life/property

  • Any vegetation fence or structure on open-space land​​


A forensic analysis will generally prove whether a fire is arson or an accidental fire, but arson charges are rare since fires are seldom started when there are eyewitnesses around. Cases can be highly circumstantial, so you need access to the best experts available.


Additionally, the prosecuting office will use every resource available to find motives such as insurance fraud or hate crimes.Additionally, you could be charged with arson if you start a campfire or play with fireworks in a dry area (with knowledge of potential danger or when a burn ban is in effect) and the fire causes damage.

Defenses Against Arson Charges

Defense attorney Justin Sparks takes the time to examine the full facts of your case with a broad knowledge of the legal defenses that can protect you from indictment.

Defenses against arson include the following:

  • The burning of open-space land was controlled

  • The burning was pursuant to a permit obtained in accordance with a city ordinance

  • The fire was the result of an accident such as an electrical shortage

  • There is insufficient evidence to prove your involvement

It is not a defense that the fire went out after ignition; the act is complete when the fire is started.

Justin was my lawyer for a case I had with Tarrant County. He was very responsive, professional, and helped us sooo much! I ended up having everything dismissed. Definitely highly recommend!

- Payton R.

I cannot say enough good things about this law firm! They took care of me and immediately started working my case. They knew exactly what to do as soon as I told them my story.

- Alana B.



If a Fort Worth Police officer is called to your home for a domestic violence issue, the suspected perpetrator will be taken to jail immediately. Domestic violence offenses are treated more seriously than any other misdemeanor in the state of Texas.


The penalties for repeat offenders are very serious. If you’re facing domestic violence charges in Fort Worth, call the Sparks Law Firm today.


If you have been charged with committing arson, contact the Sparks Law Firm to help you establish your defense and protect your rights. Call (817) 334-0300 for a free, confidential consultation with top defense attorney Justin Sparks (as selected by Fort Worth magazine 2010-2012, 2014-2016).

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