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Criminal Trespassing Charges Explained

Trespassing involves unlawfully entering a property that could result in various charges. Possible charges that could range from a disorderly persons offense to a fourth degree felony. The determination is based on the type of property the defendant entered. To obtain a conviction, the prosecutor must prove that the act of trespassing involved knowledge of the illegal act. Therefore a trespassing charge should not be given to those who mistakenly wandered onto private property or believed that he or she had the right to be there. It is crucial to speak with our office because penalties for a fourth degree trespassing conviction can result in up to 18 months of jail time. The Law Office of Jennifer Marshall Esq. offers consultations to anyone facing trespassing charges. Let us review your case and help you better understand your rights. Contact our office today.