Trespass in a Conveyance
Trespass in a Conveyance
According to Florida law, conveyances are cars, motorcycles, boats, railroad cars, trailers, or aircraft.
There are two ways for a person to commit a trespass in a conveyance in Florida.
First, an accused can commit a trespass in a conveyance if they enter another’s conveyance without permission. In that case, the prosecutor must prove the following:
- The accused willfully entered or remained in a conveyance.
- The conveyance was in the lawful possession of another.
- The accused entered the conveyance without authorization.
Second, an accused can commit a trespass in a conveyance if they had permission to enter the conveyance, but then that permission was withdrawn and the accused refused to leave. In that case, the prosecutor must prove the following:
- The accused had been authorized to enter a conveyance.
- The owner or a person authorized by the owner warned the accused to depart.
- The accused refused to depart.
Maximum penalties for Trespass in an Unoccupied Conveyance
If there are no other persons present in the conveyance at the time of the trespass, the offense is a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of:
- 60 days in jail
- 6 months of probation
- $500 fine
Maximum penalties for Trespass in an Occupied Conveyance
If there are other persons present in the conveyance at the time of the trespass, the offense is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of:
- 12 months in jail
- 12 months of probation
- $1,000 fine
However, if the accused possessed a dangerous weapon during the offense, Trespassing in a Conveyance becomes a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
Are you looking for the best criminal defense lawyer in Tampa Florida to represent you in a Trespass In a Conveyance charge?
Tampa Attorney David C. Hardy is a former prosecutor that now represents persons accused of Trespass In a Conveyance. He is Board Certified by the Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy as an Expert in Criminal Trial Law. As a prosecutor and defense attorney, he has extensive experience handling Trespass charges.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for Trespass in a Conveyance in Hillsborough County Florida, Pinellas County Florida, or Pasco County Florida, Attorney David C. Hardy has the knowledge, skills, and experience to guide you through this process and obtain the best possible results.