Almost everyone understands that “trespassing” is unlawfully entering private property. Things get confusing, though, in light of an actual trespassing charge.
Georgia Criminal Trespass Laws
Knowingly entering someone’s property when you’re not allowed constitutes a misdemeanor in Georgia. Entering with the malicious intent of damaging property or willfully interfering with another person’s enjoyment of their private property also constitute criminal trespass.
These crimes are punishable by fines nearing $1,000 and/or a year-long prison sentence.
Are You Guilty Of Trespassing?
It can be tough to dodge charges of trespassing. That’s because there are so many gray areas when it comes to what constitutes unlawful trespass. You can run into some difficulties when trying to prove that you did not knowingly enter restricted property.
Things get even messier when you’re not sure how the trespassing laws apply to vehicles and other property.
What if you’re charged when involved in door-to-door sales, government work, or volunteering? Additionally, many folks are still unsure of how to treat boundaries between their property and that of their neighbors.
Where do you turn for help when misunderstandings arise in these cases?
Experts On Criminal Trespassing Law
Georgia’s laws on criminal trespassing can make for some vague and confusing scenarios. You’ll need expert help in determining which details apply to your case.
Jeff Manciagli has over 20 years of experience in defending people like you who’ve been accused of trespassing. With a stellar record of getting trespassing charges dropped or lowered, Jeff Manciagli has the experienced advice you need.
Have you been accused of criminal trespassing?
Call our office today at (404) 642-9080 to plan a meeting with our team.
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