Washington Criminal Trespass Attorney
Have you been charged with Criminal Trespass? Do not face this charge alone!
In Washington, if you are found guilty of criminal trespass the sentence can vary depending on the details of the citation. Do not face the criminal justice system on your own. Let Weber Law help you today!
Washington Criminal Trespass Charges and Penalties
What is Criminal Trespass?
There are a various number of actions that constitute criminal trespassing.
A person is guilty of criminal trespass in the first degree if he or she knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a building.
A person is guilty of criminal trespass in the second degree if he or she knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in or upon premises of another under circumstances not constituting criminal trespass in the first degree.
Examples of criminal trespass include but are not limited to:
• Entering upon any lands or buildings owned by any other person without the license of the owner or legal occupant.
• Willfully opening, tearing down, or otherwise destroying any fence on the enclosed land of another, or opening any gate, bar, or fence of another and willfully leaving it open without the written permission of the owner;
• Entering any lands, whether unenclosed or enclosed by fence, without permission of the owner;
• Entering any lands lawfully occupied by another and known not to be open to the general public, without the consent of the owner;
• Entering and occupying real property or structures of any kind without the consent of the owner;
• Knowingly skiing in an area or on a ski trail that is closed to the public and that has signs posted indicating the closure; or
As there are so many different things that could be charged as criminal trespass, it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney who can advocate for you. It is important to have an attorney who is familiar and comfortable working with these types of charges, like the attorneys at Weber Law.
What is the Penalty?
Criminal trespass in the first degree is a gross misdemeanor.
Criminal trespass in the second degree is a misdemeanor.
A gross misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment for up to 364 days, or a fine of up to $5,000.00, or both.
A misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment for up to ninety days, or a fine of up to $1,000.00, or both.
Even as a Defendant of a Crime, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights. It is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction of your charges. Do not try and fight these charges on your own, Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a criminal trespass charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged with Criminal Trespass, and how can Weber Law help?
If you have been accused of criminal trespassing, let Weber Law help you today. It can be a stressful situation to have criminal charges pending. Weber Law will work for you. Let Weber Law work to have your citation dismissed or dropped to a lower offense. If that is not possible, we will negotiate the best deal for you, which could include a shorter jail time or no jail time, and a lesser fine.
There are potential defenses against a charge of criminal trespass include not realizing you were trespassing, not knowing the land was private, or thinking you were allowed to be there.
Weber Law will look at every aspect of your case. Let Weber Law build the best defense for you! A charge of criminal trespass on your record could potentially hurt future job offers and ruin your record. Weber Law is experienced in defending these charges and getting you back to a life free of criminal charges. It is never a good idea to face these charges without an attorney. The court room can be intimidating, and you need someone with experience. Any blemish on your record can have detrimental impacts on the rest of your life. Let Weber Law’s experienced attorneys fight for you in court. If you or someone you know has been accused of criminal trespass, contact Weber Law today for a consultation.
WA ST § 9A.52.070, Criminal Trespass in the First Degree
WA ST § 9A.52.080, Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree
WA ST § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after
A Seattle, Washington Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You
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