Minneapolis Arson Defense Lawyer


Minneapolis arson defense Attorney Christopher Keyser is a respected trial lawyer with a record of winning throughout Minnesota. Mr. Keyser’s strategy for winning arson cases is simple: he reviews the evidence against you, creates an arson defense strategy, and then executes the strategy. In every Minnesota arson case, Mr. Keyser works to get charges dismissed and keep your criminal record clear. When a dismissal is not possible, he pushes the arson case to trial.


The key to successfully defending Minnesota arson charges is a combination of knowing how the court system works, having solid relationships with prosecutors, and a willingness to bring the case to jury trial. Minneapolis arson defense lawyer Christopher Keyser was named a Super Lawyer Rising Star, a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, and has a Superb rating on


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What Is Considered Arson in Minnesota?


Arson is the crime of deliberately and maliciously setting fire to structures or wild land areas. Acts commonly associated with a Minnesota arson charge include setting a house, vehicle, or other building on fire, setting a wooded area on fire, failing to properly extinguish a fire that you started, burning items with the intent to claim insurance money, burning evidence of a crime, setting a false alarm causing bodily injury, or prohibiting access to a fire hydrant.


If convicted of an arson charge, a defendant may face between 90 days in jail to 20 years in prison, depending on the severity level of the alleged arson offense. In Minnesota, there are seven different arson charges:


First Degree Arson (a felony with a maximum of 20 years imprisonment and/or a $20,000 fine)
Second Degree Arson (a felony with a maximum of 10 years imprisonment and/or a $20,000 fine)
Third Degree Arson (a felony with a maximum of 5 years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine)
Fourth Degree Arson (a gross misdemeanor with a maximum of 1 year in jail and/or a $3,000 fine)
Fifth Degree Arson (a misdemeanor with a maximum of 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine)
Wildfire Arson (a felony with a maximum of 5 years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine)
Negligent Fires (a felony with a maximum of 5 years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine)


Contact Minneapolis Arson Defense Lawyer


Contact our Minneapolis arson defense attorney Christopher Keyser at 612-338-5007 for a free consultation. We are the first step in putting your arson charges behind you.


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With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:




Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Anthony Village, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Woodland and Hassan Township.



Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, May, West Lakeland, Garen and Point Douglas.


Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony, St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Township.


Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.


Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul.