Expert Legal Assistance for Arson and Fire Investigation Cases 

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The intricacies of fire investigation resemble a complex puzzle, with numerous pieces that must fit together perfectly. Overworked and underpaid arson or fire investigators often find themselves thrust into the middle of a case during the dead of night. Over the past thirty years, the field of fire investigation has transformed into a specialized scientific discipline, requiring years of education and a lifetime of experience to master. Proper documentation of the events leading to a fire is paramount to the outcome of any fire investigation.
Miles Brissette, a seasoned prosecutor, was assigned to the Tarrant County Arson Task Force, assisting arson, bomb, and fire investigators throughout Texas. With extensive experience in investigating and successfully prosecuting arson and homicide cases involving intentionally set fires and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), Miles has earned a national reputation. His expertise is recognized through his election to the Board of Directors for the Texas Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (IAAI) and the Texas Advisory Council on Arson (ATAC). In 2012, the Texas Advisory Council on Arson honored him as the Texas Arson Prosecutor of the Year.
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Understanding Fire Investigation

Fire investigators and S.I.U. personnel strive to determine the cause of a fire. Correctly classifying a fire is crucial for analyzing the events that transpired. The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) classifies fires into four categories: Accidental, Natural, Incendiary, and Undetermined. Once a fire's classification is determined, investigators will attempt to assign responsibility to individuals based on the nature of the fire—whether it was accidental, incendiary (arson), or undetermined.

Why Choose Us?

Intentionally set fires are among the most underreported violent crimes in the United States. In Texas, fire-related criminal charges can range from a Class C misdemeanor to Capital Murder, with penalties spanning from a small fine to the death penalty. It is crucial to have experienced and capable legal representation when facing any type of arson charge. The Law Office of Gill & Brissette is your dedicated and experienced arson defense team.

  • Extensive Experience: With years of experience in fire investigation and prosecution, we provide unmatched expertise in arson cases.
  • Thorough Investigation: We meticulously analyze and interpret technical reports and raw digital data from fire investigations.
  • Robust Defense: Our legal team develops comprehensive defense strategies tailored to each case's unique circumstances.

Contact Us Today for a Consultation

Ensure your rights are protected with the expertise of Miles Brissette and his team. If you or your family have experienced a fire that authorities or insurance investigators have labeled as incendiary or intentionally set, contact our office immediately. Reach out to the Law Office of Gill & Brissette for a consultation and take the first step toward a robust defense in both civil and criminal matters. Do not hesitate to contact us for expert legal assistance in defending your rights and ensuring a fair trial.