The Law in Plain English – Boca Raton ➔ Boynton ➔ West Palm Beach ➔ Jupiter’s Top Criminal Lawyer Joshua LeRoy, ESQ. on:Trespassing – F.S. 810.09
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A trespassing charge is defined as being on another individual’s property, when you are aware that you should not be. Unless you have been clearly informed that you shouldn’t be on the property, you cannot be convicted of trespassing. In addition, if you do not leave the property following being warned to leave by the property owner or an officer, it is considered trespassing.
Trespassing is a 2nd degree misdemeanor. Additionally, if there is another individual on the property, even if you aren’t aware of them, the charge upgrades to a 1st degree misdemeanor. If the trespasser is in possession of a weapon, it is considered an “armed trespass”, and also upgrades to a 3rd degree felony charge.
If it was an accidental trespass, a trespass doesn’t truly occur until you are warned verbally by the property owner or officer. You cannot be convicted of trespassing if it is not clear that you should not be on the property, and weren’t aware that you shouldn’t be there.
If you, or someone you know, have been charged with Trespassing in Palm Beach County (from Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Lake Worth, West Palm Beach and up to Jupiter), or any of the surrounding areas use the form below to drop me a note. Let me know a bit about yourself, what’s happened, and a good time to contact you.
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