The general common law definition of trespassing is entering the property of another without consent or legal authority. This is the definition used in civil trespass court cases filed by property owners.
Section 6-402(a) prohibits trespassing on land of another where a sign has been posted at the entrance of a property. Sections 6-404 and 6-405 prohibit entering property with a vehicle without permission. These sections prohibit the use of off-road vehicles on public or private property without the property owner’s consent.
What are the penalties of Trespassing?
Violation of the trespass law is a misdemeanor. Code Section 6-402(b)(1) provides that first-time violators can be sentenced to jail for up to 90 days and/or fined up to $500, as of 2010. Subsection (2) provides that second-time violators can be jailed for up to six months and/or fined up to $1,000 when the violation occurs within two years after the first offense.
Why Choose the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC for your Criminal Defense?
Trespassing cases can be complicated and difficult to litigate and defend. Trespassing charges are strongly pursued by law enforcement and the state’s attorney for the jurisdiction in which the crime allegedly occurred.
If you have been charged or arrested for Trespassing in Maryland, you need an experience, skilled, trusted, and knowledgeable Trespassing criminal defense attorney. Without the assistance and help, you have little chance of winning your case, if it goes to trial.
At the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, we will conduct a thorough investigation into the details and specifics of the Trespassing charges. We will formulate the most appropriate argument for your Trespassing defense.
Often, the law enforcement agencies or State’s Attorney’s office for the county you are charged in will overlook an aspect of the case, if this happen, we will find other witnesses or evidence to present to the Court or state’s attorney’s office to support your side of the Trespassing case. We will work with you and fight for your rights and freedoms.
Don’t Go to Court Alone. A criminal conviction can affect the rest of your life. You could spend years in jail, pay fines, Court costs and regret not having a professional attorney advising you on the best decisions in your criminal case. Call Attorney Randolph Rice at 410.288.2900 to schedule a FREE criminal defense consultation. We have years of experience and we can put that knowledge to work in your criminal case.
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