Reckless Burning of Lands

Causing a fire on someone else’s land through carelessness: Florida Statute 590.28(2) “Whoever recklessly burns, sets fire to, or causes to be burned any wild lands not owned by, or in the lawful possession of, the person setting the fire or burning the lands or causing the fire to be set or lands to be burned, commits a misdemeanor of the second-degree.” Reckless Burning of Lands is punishable by a jail term of up to 60 days and a fine of up to $500. It’s important to talk with an experienced criminal defense lawyer if you are charged with Reckless Burning of Lands.

Defense Against Reckless Burning of Lands Charges

  • 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 Reckless 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.

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Tossing fast-food wrappers out the car window in Florida might get you a ticket for littering and few points on your license, but littering a lot – more than 15 pounds worth – is Illegal Dumping.

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Intentional Burning of Lands

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.

Reckless Burning of Lands

Causing a fire on someone else’s land through carelessness: Florida Statute 590.28(2) “Whoever recklessly burns, sets fire to, or causes to be burned any wild lands not owned by ...

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