When a person intentionally or knowingly remains or enters into another person’s premises, he/she commits a criminal trespass.
Many people believe that trespassing is just a minor offense. But the New York Law considers trespassing a felony and can result to serious penalties. If you are in Rockland County and Orange County and facing criminal trespassing charges, you should immediately contact a criminal defense lawyer so that you are given necessary guidance.
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Types of trespasses
In New York, trespassing charges can result to a civil violation which can be charged as a class B misdemeanor to a first degree, as a class D felony.
Criminal Trespassing in third degree under NY Penal Law 140.10
Criminal trespassing in third degree is considered a class B misdemeanor. It can result to 90 days jail term. A person can be convicted of this offense under the following circumstances:
- When a person enters a premise which is fenced in such a way to keep people out,
- When a person enters a building which is either an elementary or secondary school,
- When a person enters a public housing project,
- When a person enters a property with a right-of-way or yard of a railroad or rapid transit railroad.
Criminal trespassing in second degree under NY Penal Law 140.15
Criminal trespassing in second degree is considered a class A misdemeanor, which involves entering a home without permission. This charge can result up to a jail term for 1 year.
Criminal trespassing in first degree under NY Penal Law 140.17
Criminal trespassing in first degree is considered a class D felony, which involves trespassing with a firearm or any other deadly weapon. It can potentially result to a jail term.
Contact the Law Office of Reuven J. Epstein to defend your criminal trespassing charge
If you are arrested for criminal trespass, you should immediately contact a criminal defense lawyer in the Law office of Reuven J. Epstein. Criminal trespassing can result to serious penalties. The criminal defense lawyer at the law office of Reuven J. Epstein will ensure that your case has the best possible positive outcome.
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