Trespass on a Construction Site

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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:

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