Because Florida depends so much on the environment, lawmakers are tough on people accused of torching the scenery. Intentional Burning of Lands, Florida Statute 590.28(1), is defined as purposely setting fire to land that you don’t own. It’s a third-degree felony that can get you up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. If you’ve been charged with intentionally starting a fire on someone else’s property, it’s important to talk with an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
Defense Against Intentional Burning of Lands Charges
As with any case, a criminal defense attorney can make pretrial motions to have certain evidence suppressed (if the police violated procedure). He can make motions to dismiss the case altogether if the prosecution has a weak case. If the case goes to court, your lawyer will argue other aspects of the case:
- Maybe there was nothing to burn; Lack of vegetation
- It wasn’t you; Mistaken identity
- They can’t prove it; Lack of evidence
If you’ve been charged with Intentional Burning of Lands, you’ll want the best criminal defense attorney you can get. Consider the skilled and aggressive Orlando Criminal Defense Attorneys at Rivas Law. Call 407-349-4211 so we can work through your legal problems and you can get on with your life.