Baranes is contesting the citation and will appear in a non-jury trial Sept. 19 to plead his case, according to court records filed in Broward County.
According to court records, the property where Baranes landed the helicopter "is not purposely built for aircraft taking off and landing."
Baranes said the Coral Springs neighborhood is not restricted airspace as defined by the Federal Aviation Administration. Since he has a pilot's license, Baranes argued he should be free to take off and land wherever he pleases.
"(Restricted space) has to be on the map," Baranes told the Sun-Sentinel. "How am I supposed to know a certain area is restricted?
“It’s private property. Why should the city prevent that?”
FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen told the newspaper the only restricted airspace in South Florida is over Palm Beach when President Donald Trump is in town.
"There is no FAA regulation that would prohibit the landing, if the pilot had the approval of the property owner and it was a safe operation," Bergen told the Sun-Sentinel.
However, Bergen said Baranes would have needed approval from the Florida Department of Transportation to land the helicopter "at an unapproved heliport."
An FDOT spokesman declined comment to the Sun-Sentinel. Coral Springs City Attorney J.J. Hearn said the restrictions protect the public and would not comment about the pending case, the newspaper reported.
Baranes said he only wanted to say hello "for one minute" when he landed his helicopter, although he returrned later by car, the newspaper reported. He said a Coral Springs police officer kept him outside the home for several hours before he was allowed to leave.
Baranes insists he was within his rights and hopes to win his case in court..
"I'm a freedom fighter," Baranes told the Sun-Sentinel. "Thank God we don't live in Iran or Russia. We live in the United States."