PITTSBURGH CRIMINAL TRESPASS ATTORNEY
The crime of Criminal Trespass is a serious felony offense in Pennsylvania. If you are the subject of a Criminal Trespass investigation, you should remain silent and call the Zuckerman Law Firm at 412-447-5580 for an immediate consultation.
CRIMINAL TRESPASS DEFINED
A criminal trespass occurs when a person, without permission, enters or remains in a building or occupied structure or breaks into a building or occupied structure. Criminal trespass is different from Burglary, as the Commonwealth does not need to prove that you had the intent to commit a crime at the time you entered. Also, you can be facing criminal trespass charges if you were originally permitted to enter a building, but you remain there after being ordered to leave.
HOW SERIOUS IS MY CRIMINAL TRESPASS CHARGE?
Criminal Trespass can be graded as either a 2nd Degree Felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine, or a 3rd Degree Felony punishable by up to 7 years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Less serious types of trespass crimes include defiant trespass, simple trespass, and agricultural trespass. For more information on Pennsylvania's Trespass crimes, please visit this link.
WHY AM I BEING CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL TRESPASS?
Most people charged with criminal trespass are also charged with burglary in connection with breaking into a home or business. However, you can be charged with criminal trespass for entering a building or occupied structure without the owner's permission. Evidence that can be used against you in your criminal case includes DNA or fingerprint evidence, eyewitness testimony along with any statements you may have made to police or other witnesses.
HOW CAN THE ZUCKERMAN LAW FIRM HELP ME?
Being charged with a criminal trespass offense does not have to lead to a felony conviction. If you are the subject of a criminal trespass investigation, you should remain silent and speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately. Attorney Dave Zuckerman of the Zuckerman Law Firm has prosecuted and defended those accused of criminal trespass offenses.
When we take your case, we have one goal in mind: work for a dismissal or reduction of your charges from the time of your preliminary hearing all the way through trial if necessary.
For a free telephone consultation, call the Zuckerman Law Firm now at 412-447-5580.