Criminal trespass is the act of purposely entering property or remaining on property illegally. A person can be charged with criminal trespass if they enter the property unlawfully or they don’t comply after being asked to leave. Criminal trespass is also the act of entering the property regardless of a posted warning advising not to enter.
If you have been charged with criminal trespass, you need the assistance of an experienced Scottsdale criminal defense attorney so that you can secure the best possible result in your case. It is possible for you to walk free due to dismissed charges or acquittal or for you to pay lesser penalties through a reduced charge.
Aggressive & Effective Advocacy
When charged with any degree of criminal trespass, you need an effective criminal defense. You may be charged with one of three degrees. First-Degree is the most serious and has the most serious penalties. It may be charged in conjunction with another crime, when trespassing on a mineral claim and taking minerals from the property, or when the alleged purpose of the trespass is to infringe on the privacy of another.
Second-Degree is charged when a person trespasses or remains on a non-residential property after being asked by the owner or another authorized person to not enter or remain on the property. Third-Degree is the least serious charge and it results when an individual disobeys a posted warning.
Whatever, the charge, your Scottsdale criminal trespass lawyer will be able to assist you with your defense. You do not have to face the charges alone, as doing so can compromise the results in the case.
Creating Solid Defense Strategies
There are a number of defense strategies that can be used, such as the alleged trespasser not knowing that they were not supposed to be on the property. Another defense is the person who told the defendant to leave the property was not authorized to do so. The purpose of creating a strategic defense is to ensure the best result. If convicted, a First-Degree conviction could result in over 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $2,500. Other penalties could be handed down if the trespass was done in the commission of another criminal act or if another act resulted from the trespass. Every angle is taken to make sure the result is the best one and fairest one possible. That way you can move on with your life and put the matter behind you.
Contact A Scottsdale Criminal Defense Lawyer
Criminal trespass can be charged as a crime by itself and it can be charged in conjunction with other crimes. Nonetheless, it is a charge that can be challenged and it is important that you do, as it is a charge that can be dismissed in some cases. The goal is for you to have the best future possible. To learn more about how Myles A. Schneider & Associates, LTD can help you, call 24/7 at 602-926-7373 or fill out our online contact form for a free consultation.