Longmont Trespassing Attorneys

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There are three degrees of criminal trespassing, and the penalties range from a class 1 petty offense to a class 5 felony. Because trespassing charges can lead to imprisonment, fines, or both, it is crucial to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to defend against your trespassing charge. A person can be charged with first-degree criminal trespass if they knowingly and unlawfully (without permission or right to be there) enter or remain in another person's dwelling (home) with the intent to commit a crime in that person's dwelling. First-degree trespass is a class 5 felony.

A person can be charged with second-degree trespass if they:

  • Unlawfully enter or remain in or upon the premises of another which are enclosed in a manner designed to exclude intruders or are fenced; or
  • Knowingly and unlawfully enters or remains in or upon the common areas of a hotel, motel, condominium, or apartment building; or
  • Knowingly and unlawfully enters or remains in a motor vehicle of another.

Second-degree trespass is typically a class 3 misdemeanor. However, it is a class 2 misdemeanor if the premises have been classified as agricultural land and it is a class 4 felony if the person trespasses on premises classified as agricultural land with the intent to commit a felony on that land.

A person can be charged with third-degree trespass if they unlawfully enter or remain in or upon the premises of another. Third-degree trespass is a class 1 petty offense, but it is a class 3 misdemeanor if the premises have been classified as agricultural land and it is a class 5 felony if the person trespasses on premises classified as agricultural land with the intent to commit a felony on that land.

Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. Can Defend You from Trespassing Charges

If you are facing a trespassing charge, regardless of the severity, call JBP today. Our Longmont criminal defense attorneys are dedicated and thorough, and can ensure you receive the best outcome possible in your case.

For high-caliber legal representation, get in touch with us today.