Criminal trespass is the act of knowingly entering another person’s property or unlawfully remaining on property after entering without permission or being told to leave by the owner. Criminal trespass also occurs when a person enters property that has a posted warning on it to not trespass or enter.
If you have been charged with criminal trespass or you are under investigation for the crime, you need a qualified Mesa criminal defense attorney to assist you so you can reach the fairest conclusion in your case.
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When charged with criminal trespass, the degrees are First-Degree, Second-Degree, and Third-Degree. An individual is charged with First –Degree when they enter a residents or remain their unlawfully. Unlawful entry could be for the purpose of infringing upon another person’s right to privacy. First-Degree may also be charged when a person trespasses on a mineral claim with the intent to take minerals from the property, as well as when someone remains on a public service facility’s property with the intent of burning or defacing it. This applies to the burning of a religious symbol sitting on the property.
Second-Degree is charged when an individual enters or remains on non-residential property. If the owner asks a person to leave and they refuse to do so or there is a “no trespassing sign in place, they may be charged with Third-Degree.
No matter what degree you are charged with, your Mesa criminal trespass lawyer will help you get results. Sometimes the charges can be dropped and sometimes they can be dismissed, depending on the circumstances of the case. There have been times when a case has gone all the way to trial and the attorney has been able to have the charge reduced so that the penalties are not as harsh or the defendant was acquitted.
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There are a number of defense strategies that Myles A. Schneider can use in our case. The idea is to achieve an acquittal so that you can move on with your life. This means interviewing witnesses and taking various angles that are based on the facts of the case. For instance, it can be shown that the defendant did not know that they were to not enter or remain on the property. There are also times when the person who asked the defendant to leave the property did not have the authority to make such a request. You can count on every possible angle being evaluated so that it can be used to cast reasonable doubt. An individual cannot be convicted if reasonable doubt exists in their case. There are times when criminal trespass is simply hard to prove.
Contact A Mesa Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you are being investigated for criminal trespass or you have been charged, you do not have to face the charges alone. Myles A. Schneider is an experienced attorney who knows how to get results. He will apply years of experience and a great deal of resources to your case in order to reach the best possible outcome. To learn more, call 602-926-7373 or fill out the contact form to schedule a free consultation.