Have you been arrested for trespass charges? There are varying penalties depending on what your specific charge is. Here is what you need to know.
Trespass Charges | Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree
If you have been charged with criminal trespass in the second degree, you have been accused of a Class A misdemeanor. This is a criminal charge and, if you are convicted of it, you will have a criminal record for the rest of your life. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in jail, a thousand dollar fine, or three years of probation. When you unlawfully enter or remain in a dwelling, you have committed the offense of criminal trespass in the second degree, and you should contact a criminal defense attorney immediately.
Trespass Charges | Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree
If you have been charged with and arrested for criminal trespass in the third degree in Buffalo, New York, you have been charged with a criminal offense. It is a Class B misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 90 days in jail. When you unlawfully enter or remain upon fenced or enclosed real property or an elementary or high school building, you have committed the offense of criminal trespass in the third degree. Please contact an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney to defend you in this matter.
Trespass Charges | Trespass Violation
I often have clients who have been charged with a violation of trespass. Trespass is not a criminal offense. If you have been convicted of simple trespass, this is a noncriminal violation which has a maximum penalty of up to 15 days in jail. When one remains on the premises of another without permission, they may be charged with trespass and should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer to defend you in this matter.
If you or a loved one is in need of an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney with a proven track record of results with trespass charges, I stand ready to defend you. Call my office for dedicated representation and a free consultation.