Accidental forest fire

October 13, 2014

  • 175 Fires
  • 175k1 Nature and elements of offenses in general

10-13-14Statute prohibiting permitting or suffering fire kindled on federal land to burn or spread unattended is not intended to impose strict criminal liability, but requires proof of criminal intent as necessary element.

U.S. v. Launder, 743 F.2d 686, (C.A.9 (Ariz.), 1984)