Trespassing Charges Defense Attorney in New Jersey
Have You Been Arrested for Trespassing or Defiant Trespass in NJ?
Get an Experienced Trespassing Defense Lawyer in New Jersey Today!
Trespassing or being a “defiant trespasser” is a commonly charged and prosecuted crime in NJ. You will want an experienced Trespassing Defense Lawyer in New Jersey to help you defend yourself against criminal charges in court, or to try to work out the best possible outcome.
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 given. 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 offense.
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 With a Trespassing Defense Lawyer in New Jersey
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.
As a Criminal Defense and Trespassing Defense Lawyer in New Jersey, 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