Trespass on a construction site, horticulture land center or agriculture site or domestic violence center
In general terms, a Trespass occurs whenever an individual willfully enters or remains on property without being authorized, licensed, or invited. Or once on the property legally, is given notice to leave by an authorized person. Usually a trespass is a misdemeanor, however, in some criminal cases, Trespass can be a much more serious felony crime.
The misdemeanor can be elevated to a felony crime if the property being trespassed upon qualifies under Florida Criminal Statute 810.09 as a:
- Construction Site
- Horticulture Land
- Agriculture Site
- Domestic Violence Center
These are special crimes and before the prosecutor can gain a conviction there are certain facts that must be proven against the accused citizen.
For example, in order to prove the crime of Trespass on a Construction Site, the size of the property matters. If the land area is greater than 1 acre in area, it must be posted properly under the statute and include the warning in substantially the following manner: “THIS AREA IS A DESIGNATED CONSTRUCTION SITE, AND ANYONE WHO TRESPASSES ON THIS PROPERTY COMMITS A FELONY.”
You need to call and speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows the law and how to defend you against these types of allegations. Call now to discuss defense to this criminal charge that may be available to you.
Being a convicted felon can have serious consequences for your employment, education, your civil rights, including your ability to vote and possess a firearm, and your future. Gun, firearm and weapon charges are considered very serious by prosecutors, judges, schools, and employers. If you are charged with Armed Trespassing, you must take it seriously.
There are many different types of Trespass. Click below for more information on these types of crimes:
- Armed Trespass
- Trespass on a Property Other Than a Structure or Conveyance
- Trespass on a Structure or Conveyance
- Trespass on School Grounds
Each case is different and unique based upon the individual facts of your case. Do not let a criminal charge or criminal conviction affect your employment, education, or future. Call now to set up your free consultation so I can answer any questions you may have regarding your criminal case.
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If you have been asked to leave a property but attempt to come back after that warning and request was already issued, an officer can charge with you trespass after warning.
Entering a construction site in and of itself can be a charge in Florida; stealing could be defined as burglary and therefore could lead to felony charges. Having multiple crimes charged ad the same time is also very dangerous for an accused party.
Walking through certain construction sites in Florida is a third degree felony crime and you can be charged with this. It is best to stay out of all construction sites. Even being on the property could lead someone to contact the police and report that you’re illegally there making it necessary for you to contact an experienced FL criminal defense lawyer.