What Is the Penalty for Trespassing?

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Penalties on trespass depend on the jurisdiction where the crime was committed (federal, state, local) but in general, criminal trespassing is prosecuted in most jurisdictions as a misdemeanour or a low-grade felony. It can be as simple as walking into a house unannounced, or as serious as entering a home or business to commit a robbery, vandalism or other crimes.
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Criminal trespassing is a Class A misdemeanor. It carries 6 mo. probation if you've not been in trouble before. My son was charged with it for burning his ex-gf's letters on the railroad
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13-1502, Criminal trespass in the third degree; classification
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If you called the police about it they would simply remove the trespassers from your property and tell them not to return. Simple trespassing is a misdemeanor in most areas and the
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tell from the facts you provided. Many more details are required. For example: How long were you there? Whether the incident report was generated or reported to a law enforcement
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Since trespassing is not a criminal offence, trespassers cannot be prosecuted but can be sued. However, there is a crime called criminal trespass where one trespasses and causes damages to the owners land. In this type of case, the penalty becomes imprisonment of up to six months with up to a fine of £5000.
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