Trespass on Property

Trespass on Property

Trespass on Property

In Florida, to prove the crime of Trespass on Property, the prosecutor must prove the following four things:

  1. The accused willfully entered upon or remained on property.
  1. The property was owned by or in the lawful possession of another.
  1. Notice not to enter upon or remain in that property had been given by actual communication to the defendant, or posting, or fencing, or cultivation of the property.
  1. The accused’s entering or remaining in the property was without authorization or invitation.

Maximum penalties for Trespass on Property
In Florida, Trespass on Property is a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of:

  1. 60 days in jail
  2. 6 months of probation
  3. $500 fine

However, there are a number of factors that can enhance a Trespass on Property to a Third Degree Felony.  For example, if the area in which the trespass takes place is a posted construction site, or if the accused possessed a dangerous weapon while trespassing, Trespass on Property 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 on Property charge?

Tampa Attorney David C. Hardy is a former prosecutor that now represents persons accused of Trespass on Property.  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 on Property 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.