Trespassing occurs when a person enters or remains unlawfully on a piece of property after they have been requested to leave, or are there without the expressed permission of the owner, or are there in violation of a posted sign warning of trespassing.
First degree criminal trespass is a class six felony if it involves the entering or remaining unlawfully in a residential structure, involves a cross burning, or involves entering or remaining unlawfully in or on a critical public service facility.
For a first offense a class six felony, punishment can be:
- Up to one year in jail or between four months to two years of incarceration in prison.
Probation and incarceration times increase with prior convictions.
Second degree criminal trespass can be charged as a class two misdemeanor. A class two misdemeanor carries a range of punishment of probation and up to four months in jail. Additionally, a fine of $750.00 plus surcharges can be imposed.
Third degree criminal trespass can be charged as a class three misdemeanor. A class three misdemeanor carries a range of punishment of probation with up to thirty days in jail. In addition, a fine of up to $500.00 plus surcharges can be imposed.
Juveniles charged with trespassing in Arizona
If your minor-age son or daughter has been charged with trespassing or if he or she under investigation for another common juvenile offense such as vandalism, it is important to talk to an experienced attorney and start an aggressive defense. Charlie Naegle has experience with juvenile cases and we will be at your side throughout the entire process, aiding to protect a promising future.
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