Arson & Property Crimes


Willfully or maliciously damaging and destroying someone else’s property is a crime Texas handles very seriously. When you have been charged with arson, you could be facing felony charges if the cost of damages exceeds $1,000. The consequences of a felony can have devastating effects on your life. Even if you never admit what your intention was for committing arson or property damage, the prosecution can convict you if it is discovered that you intended to burn or destroy the property.


The deliberation destruction or of damage to public or private property is considered vandalism. In Texas, vandalism charges are complex because a number of statutes covering different forms of this offense are taken into consideration. A knowledgeable Texas property crimes lawyer can learn your situation and be able to provide you with the best possible defense for the statute under which you are being charged.

If you have been arrested and charged with vandalism, you may not realize the seriousness of the charge. In Texas, a few small acts of vandalism if the combined damage or destruction is valued at $1,000 or more is considered a felony. Don’t delay in consulting with a Texas criminal defense attorney to assist you in defending your rights to avoid the level of punishment that the court could demand.


In Texas, home invasion is a crime taken very seriously and the penalties could be devastating if you are sentenced. In order to be convicted, the prosecution must prove that you broke and entered without permission into someone else’s home. The burden of proof is high; however, the criminal penalties that can result from a home invasion conviction is severe. If you have been charged with home invasion in Texas, the consequences could be life changing and may require you to serve up years in prison.


If you or a family member has been charged with an arson or property offense, or if you are under investigation, the experienced Texas property crimes lawyers at The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis will carefully review the details of your case and work aggressively on your behalf so that you may receive the best possible outcome for your case.

At our law office, our team has experience with home property offenses on both sides of the criminal process — both prosecution and defense — which puts us in a strong position to be able to defend you. We know the law and we know how prosecutors think. Let us put our experience to work for you.

T. Christopher Lewis has an undying passion for the law and for seeking justice for his clients. He and his team will resolve your case from beginning to end, aggressively combating the charges against you, whether that means negotiating to have your charges reduced or dismissed or getting you out of jail on bond.

The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis will press the prosecution to the limit for you and when necessary and is fully prepared to appeal improper decisions as part of our fight to protect your rights and freedoms. You deserve the best legal representation possible. Contact us now and we will fight for you.

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Don’t hesitate to discuss your legal situation with our law firm. We can walk you through the criminal justice system and put our insider knowledge to work for you.


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The day I met Chris, he gave me hope and comfort by letting me know he would do his absolute best to get me out of my situation. We were blessed to come across him and his staff who worked like no one else would have and made us feel like family. The Diaz family recommends The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis to anyone who is in need.


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A friend of mine recommended Mr. Lewis. I met with him immediately and he carefully explained what would take place and what to expect in great detail. He reassured me that he could help, and although I had my doubts, he took action quickly and aggressively. Eventually, my charges dropped. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone I know.

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