• Penalties Involving Arson
    Penalties Involving Arson
    Find out what fines and prison terms pertain to the different degrees of arson
  • Minnesota Arson Statutes
    Minnesota Arson Statutes
    Read descriptions of what constitutes each degree of arson
  • Facing Arson Charges?
    Facing Arson Charges?
    Find out what you should and shouldn't do

Arson Lawyer in Minneapolis & Saint Paul, MN

Have you been accused of arson in Minneapolis, MN or the Twin Cities area? – The criminal lawyers at Brandt Criminal Defense know arson cases and know exactly how to help. With over 30 years of experience handling arson cases, we know what to do. Arson cases usually involve some sort of “expert” from the state such as a Fire Marshall or other so-called arson expert. These “experts” are not infallible and it’s vital to your case to get the assistance of experts to rebut the conclusions or claims by the state’s experts. If you’re facing arson charges, you should get an experienced attorney involved as soon as possible to protect your rights before key evidence is destroyed or no longer available.

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What is Arson?

Arson is when a person intentionally sets fire to or uses explosives to damage property. This can include a person’s own property. In some cases arson includes not only intentional acts, but also cases where a person causes a fire through gross negligence.

What are the degrees of arson? There are five degrees of arson ranging from felonies to misdemeanors. The level of a charge depends on the type of item damaged as well as the extent of the damage.

These are the different arson charges a person can face:

  • 1st degree – Up to 20 years in prison and / or a $35,000 fine
  • 2nd degree – Up to 10 years in prison and / or a $20,000 fine
  • 3rd degree – Up to 5 years in prison and / or a $10,000 fine
  • 4th degree – Up to 1 year in jail and / or a $3,000 fine
  • 5th degree – Up to 90 days in jail and / or a $1,000 fine
Arson Information Minneapolis & Saint Paul MN







The team at Brandt Criminal Defense knows arson cases and has been honored with the title of “Super Lawyer” or “Rising Star” for the past 12 years. If you are being investigated for arson or have been charged with any level of arson, we are ready to sit down with you and come up with a plan to defend you.

Call 763-421-6366 for a free consultation today.