Don't let a New Jersey Trespassing Charge Ruin Your Life!
Arrested for Trespassing or Defiant Trespass in New Jersey? Get an
Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer
Trespassing or being a "defiant trespasser" is a
commonly charged and prosecuted crime in New Jersey. You will want an experienced defense lawyer to help you defend
yourself against criminal charges in court, or to try to work out the
Any criminal charge should be considered serious, and can impact the
rest of your life. Having a criminal conviction on your record is
something to be avoided, as it can limit future job and life
opportunities. Talk to a lawyer about what your risks and options are.
New Jersey Trespassing Penalties
Some of the penalties for trespassing crimes under New Jersey Laws
are as follows:
Trespassing is a crime in the forth degree if it is
in a home or dwelling, a school, or a research facility. You can also be
charged with a forth degree crime for peering into the windows of a home
or dwelling. A forth degree crime conviction carries a maximum penalty
of 18 months in prison.
Trespassing (defiant trespasser) is a petty disorderly
persons offense in all other cases. The statute fits if the
property is marked or fenced/enclosed, or notice against trespass is
otherwise give. The maximum penalty for a petty disorderly persons
trespassing offense is 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.
Trespassing Defense Strategies
Some possible defenses against trespassing include:
- the defendant reasonable and legitimately believed he had a
right to be there
- the place was open to the public, and the defendant acted
lawfully in gaining access
- the property involved is abandoned
In cases where you are charged with a 4th degree criminal offense, we
may want to negotiate the charges down to a petty disorderly persons
Specific defenses will always vary depending on the facts of the
case. Call me and I'll be able to provide specific details and
recommendations about your particular situation.
Free Legal Consultation
If you've been accused of trespassing or any serious or petty
disorderly persons crime in New Jersey, call me for a free consultation
at (888) 628-8394 or locally at (732) 625-9660,
and I'll be happy to give you the advice you need, and answer your
questions about the charges you're facing.
I am in different NJ courts every day,
defending my clients rights and freedom on trespassing and other
more serious criminal charges. If you've been arrested and are facing
charges in New Jersey, call me for a free consultation now.
Matthew Reisig, New Jersey Criminal Defense Attorney
(888) 628-8394 or locally at (732) 625-9660