Criminal trespass occurs when a person unlawfully enters a structure or tract of land when they have not been authorized to do so. Alternatively, it occurs when one has lawfully entered a structure or tract of land and has refused to leave when asked to do so.
Generally, criminal trespass is a misdemeanor offense. An experienced attorney can fight a criminal trespass charge by presenting factual evidence of implied or express permission to remain, or by proving that the accused was not aware of or did not intend to trespass.
Criminal Trespass Lawyer in Broward County, FL
Have you or a loved one been charged with criminal trespass in Broward County, FL? If so, it is in your best interests to retain legal counsel immediately. Your attorney will be able to assist you in preparing the best defense to prove your innocence or minimize any criminal penalties you may face.
Evan A. Hoffman is a criminal defense attorney in Fort Lauderdale who represents clients accused of property crimes all over Broward County, including Fort Lauderdale, Margate, Dania Beach, Lauderhill, Hallandale Beach, and many surrounding areas. Call (954) 524-4474 today to have our lawyer review your case during a free, confidential consultation.
Misdemeanor and Felony Charges for Criminal Trespass in Broward County
Generally, criminal trespass is charged with either a first or second-degree misdemeanor if another person is present during the commission of the offense. If convicted as a second degree misdemeanor you are liable to face up to 60 days in jail, but if convicted of a first-degree misdemeanor, you could face up to 12 months in jail.
Criminal trespass becomes a third-degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison if the accused carries a dangerous weapon during the alleged act.
The Hoffman Firm Lawyer for Criminal Trespass Crimes in Broward County, Florida
If you have been arrested or you think you could be under investigation for an alleged criminal trespass offense in South Florida, you will want to seek legal representation as soon as possible. The Hoffman Firm can help you explore all of your legal options.
Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Evan A. Hoffman defends clients in Sunrise, Davie, Plantation, Deerfield Beach, Pembroke Pines, and other nearby communities in Broward County. He can provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case as soon as you call (954) 524-4474 or complete an online contact form to schedule a free consultation.
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