The act of criminal trespass is prohibited under Arizona law. An individual may be charged with criminal trespass if they illegally enter the property of another person or unlawfully remain on the property after being told to leave. The type of property that an individual may be prohibited from can include residential homes and non-residential commercial property.
The type of punishment an individual may receive for criminal trespass can depend on if the individual also intended to commit another offense, such as theft, kidnapping, assault or murder. The types of punishment that an individual may face, in those situations, may include jail time, probation, community service and fines.
An individual that is charged with criminal trespass should contact The Newsome Firm right away to evaluate their possible options. This offense can have an ever lasting effect on a individual's life. Due to the nature of this type of offense, it is highly recommended that a person hire a criminal defense attorney that will fight on their behalf.