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Trespassing is intentionally entering or remaining on another’s property without permission. Accidentally entering a property is not criminal intent, but if there is a “no trespassing” sign posted, you could still face criminal charges. At Jetton & Meredith, our Charlotte trespassing crimes attorneys represent clients accused of criminal trespass in Mecklenburg County.

If you have been accused of criminal trespass, call (704) 931-5535 for a consultation with one of our trespassing crimes lawyers in Charlotte.

North Carolina Trespassing Laws

In North Carolina, criminal trespass laws are classified as either first- or second-degree trespass. First-degree trespass is entering or remaining in an enclosed, secured property that is intended to keep intruders out or in a building owned by another person. An individual may be charged with second-degree trespass for entering or remaining in a property when there is a “no trespassing” notice posted or remaining after being notified not to enter by the owner or occupant of the building.

Trespassing crimes in North Carolina include:

  • Burglary
  • Trespassing
  • Domestic criminal trespass
  • Injury to personal property
  • Misdemeanor breaking or entering

    The penalties for a conviction depend on the specific charges. However, penalties can include prison terms between 6 months and 8 years and fines between $1,000 and $100,000. In addition, if you serve a prison term, you will have two years of mandatory parole after you are released.

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    Although first- and second-degree trespass are both misdemeanors, there are situations that can elevate the charges. In some situations, the charges can be elevated to a felony. It is in your best interests to avoid any criminal record. If you are facing criminal trespassing charges, our trespassing crimes lawyers in Charlotte can help you understand how the law applies to your situation.

    Please contact us at (704) 931-5535 to discuss your case with one of our attorneys.

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