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Criminal Trespass in Ohio, Columbus Lawyer

Criminal Trespass in Ohio is considered a misdemeanor. The different degrees of misdemeanors potentially carry jail time and fines as penalties. If you are charged with criminal trespass in Ohio, you should contact a lawyer. A skilled attorney will help you understand your situation to better defend your case. Contact Attorney Adam Burke at (614) 280-9122 now for your free consultation today.

Criminal Trespass

The law defines criminal trespass in Ohio as a person knowingly and without permission entering and/or remaining on the land of another. For example, you have been told by your neighbor to keep off his property. You, ignoring his instruction, step on his land anyway. You have now committed criminal trespass. If your neighbor thinks you may bodily harm them when you commit the trespass, the charge can become aggravated trespass.

It is criminal trespass even if you enter a property without having been warned by word of mouth against doing so.  As long as there is a suitable deterrent, like a “no trespassing” sign or fencing in place, it is criminal trespassing.

The state of Ohio especially frowns upon trespassing committed with a vehicle in tow, like a motorbike. The state imposes double the usual fine in such cases.

Ohio Criminal Trespass Penalties

Criminal trespass is considered a misdemeanor of the fourth degree. It carries a jail time of up to 30 days and fines of up to $250. If your charges involve criminal trespass with a vehicle on two or more occasions, the state confiscates the registration and the license plates of the vehicle for up to 60 days. 1 2

If you are caught trespassing in a place of public amusement, like a stadium or an amusement park, you are considered guilty of criminal trespass in a place of public amusement. This is considered a misdemeanor of the 1st degree. This carries a jail time of up to 6 months, and fines of up to $1000.

Attorney Adam Burke Llc — Columbus, Ohio Criminal Trespass Attorney

If you have been charged with criminal trespass, it is important to hire an experienced attorney to hear the facts of your case and discuss all your options with you. This will allow you to better understand your case and help the attorney better defend you. Contact Attorney Adam Burke now at (614) 280-9122 for your free consultation.

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