Charges for Falsely Reporting a Fire may be levied against any person who willfully and maliciously tampers with, molests, injures or breaks any fire protection equipment, insulation, alarm apparatus; or sends gives, transmits or sounds any false alarm of fire by any other means may be charged with a misdemeanor.
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant willfully and maliciously tampered with, molested, injured, or broke any fire protection equipment, fire protection installation, fire alarm apparatus, wire, or signal. or
2. Defendant willfully and maliciously sent, gave, transmitted, or sounded any false alarm of fire, by means of any fire alarm system or signal or by any other means or methods. [PC 148.4(a)]
Misdemeanor: 0-364 days