What are the penalties for trespass in Florida?
The penalties for trespass in Florida depend on several factors and range from a 2nd degree misdemeanor, punishable by sixty (60) days in jail, to a 3rd degree felony punishable by five (5) years in prison. For example:
Trespass in an unoccupied structure or conveyance or onto school grounds is a 2nd degree misdemeanor, punishable by sixty (60) days in jail.
Trespass in an occupied structure or conveyance (or onto property other than a structure or conveyance for which notice against trespass has been given) is a 1st degree misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail.
Trespass upon the campus or other facility of a school after the principal, or his or her designee, has directed such person to leave such campus or facility or not to enter upon the campus or facility, is a 1st degree misdemeanor, punishable by 1 year in jail.
If the offender is armed with a firearm or other dangerous weapon, or arms himself or herself with such while committing a trespass, may be charged with a felony of the third degree, punishable by five (5) years in prison.
The crime of trespass can also be a “lesser included offense” for the crime of burglary.
Contact a Naples & Ft. Myers Trespass Defense Attorney
While there are many different forms of trespass in Florida, there are also several potential defenses. If you have been accused of a trespass in the State of Florida and would like to Contact a Naples Trespass Defense Attorney, please call 239-775-1004. Consultations are absolutely free and completely confidential.
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