Attorney's NoteUnder the Florida Statutes, punishments for crimes depend on the classification. In the case of this section:
|Felony of the third degree||up to 5 years||up to $5,000|
Terms Used In Florida Statutes 590.25
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- person: includes individuals, children, firms, associations, joint adventures, partnerships, estates, trusts, business trusts, syndicates, fiduciaries, corporations, and all other groups or combinations. See Florida Statutes 1.01
- Wildfire: means any vegetative fire that threatens to destroy life, property, or natural resources. See Florida Statutes 590.015
Whoever interferes with, obstructs or commits any act aimed to obstruct the prevention, detection, or suppression of wildfires by the employees of the Florida Forest Service or any other person engaged in the prevention, detection, or suppression of a wildfire, or who damages or destroys any equipment being used for such purpose, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.