Lawrenceville Trespassing Defense Lawyer
Were You Arrested for Illegally Entering Someone Else's Property?
In Georgia, trespassing is a misdemeanor punishable by fines or possibly
jail time. Under the law, trespassing can be interfering with another
person’s use of personal property without their consent or entering
someone’s land or premises after being warned to leave. Causing
property damage of $500 or more can also fall under the category of trespassing.
If you have been arrested and charged for trespassing, you need to contact
Robert Booker as soon as possible to help protect your rights and your
freedom. Our attorney from Law Office of Robert L. Booker is dedicated
to providing the personal service you deserve. At our firm, you are a
person, not a number and we are available anytime day or night to answer
your questions and to keep you fully informed about all of your legal options.
Being arrested and charged can be an intimidating experience but there
may be defenses available to you. There may be questions about whether
or not warning signs were posted, or whether you had an opportunity to
leave the property after being informed that it was private property,
or whether any damage was actually done. Proudly serving Gwinnett County,
Attorney Robert Booker is dedicated to fighting for the best possible results for all of his clients.
Penalties for Trespassing in Georgia?
When found guilty of the misdemeanor charge of trespassing,
the punishment can be as severe as a $1000 fine and up to one year in jail. If the jail sentence is less than 6 months, the judge has the discretion
to order weekend confinement or to allow the sentence to be served during
non-working hours. The judge might also opt for restitution, community
service or some other combination of fines, restitution and community
service. There are many factors that can influence a judge’s decision,
such as whether or not there is an accompanying charge such as
robbery, or which of the following types of trespassing have been filed:
- Trespassing offenses against personal property occur when someone knowingly
and maliciously interferes with another person’s property without
- If more than $500 of damage is done to someone’s personal property,
this can also be criminal trespass against property.
- Trespassing offenses against real property occur when someone enters onto
another person’s land or premises after being informed to leave.
It is also trespassing to enter someone’s land with the intention
of committing a crime. In Georgia, it is also trespass entering another
person’s vehicle without permission.
- Trespassing also includes any defacement or damage done to any military
memorial or military grave marker.
Having a skilled lawyer by your side is critical when defending yourself
against a trespassing charge where the court has so much discretion. At
our firm, we are thorough and take the time to help all of our clients.
Our confident and zealous approach to protecting your rights will help
you when facing the stress and uncertainty of criminal charges.
Contact The Law Office of Robert L. Booker to help you defend a trespassing charge.