In the United States, individuals are allowed to own property. This property is considered private, and outside individuals may only be on the premises when the property’s owner allows those individuals to visit. Additionally, property owners may have certain individuals legally prohibited from being within a certain distance of their properties.
Trespassing is a serious crime that may carry a significant punishment if an individual is found guilty. If you or someone you love has been accused of trespassing, contact the San Jose criminal defense lawyers of The Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. at (408) 296-4100.
Types of Trespassing
According to California law, there are four main types of trespassing, all of which involve illegally entering an individual’s property. These offenses are illegally entering a property and:
- Intending to damage the property
- Intending to obstruct normal business
- Occupying the property without permission
- Refusing to leave when asked to do so
Each of these offenses is punishable by criminal law, with the specific punishment depending on the circumstances regarding the trespassing and the individual’s prior criminal record.
When an individual is accused of trespassing, he or she should seek the assistance of an experienced attorney, who may be able to help the individual prove innocence or, at the very least, negotiate a plea bargain or reduced sentence.
If you have been accused of trespassing, you need an experienced lawyer to represent you. Contact the San Jose criminal defense attorneys of The Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. at (408) 296-4100 to learn more about getting the representation you deserve.