18-year-old Nicholas Sharkey was accused of invading a college apartment and kicking in several doors at State College in Pennsylvania. He was found sleeping at 12:43 a.m. in an apartment that did not belong to him. Though the resident got him out of the room, Sharkey continued to damage other doors on the same floor. Police arrived and found multiple kicked in doors, and suspect that alcohol was involved. Sharkey was charged with criminal trespassing by breaking into and entering a structure and criminal mischief by damaging property. In Arizona, a person commits criminal trespass in the third degree by: 1.
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First degree criminal trespass can be charged as a class 6 felony or a class 1 misdemeanor depending on the circumstances involved in the case. If you have questions or concerns about the possible consequences if convicted of first degree criminal trespass, contact Jeremy Geigle, JacksonWhite’s Phoenix criminal defense attorney. Jeremy can assess your case during a free and confidential consultation and provide you with possible defenses to the charges you face. Call Jeremy on his direct line at 480-818-9943 anytime, 24/7.
Charges for criminal trespass in the second degree can be brought against any individual or enterprise that knowingly enters, or remains unlawfully, in or on a nonresidential structure or in any fenced commercial yard. According to ARS 13-1503, second degree criminal trespass can also be charged as class 2 misdemeanors.
According to ARS 13-1502, third degree criminal trespass is considered to be a class 3 misdemeanor. Some of the punishments if convicted of a class 3 misdemeanor can include up to 1 year of probation, 30 days in jail and/or monetary fines. If you have been charged with third degree criminal trespass in the Phoenix metro area, look to the law firm of JacksonWhite. Our team of knowledgeable Phoenix criminal trespass attorneys also includes a former Maricopa County prosecutor who can provide you with the assistance and quality representation you deserve. To schedule your free and confidential consultation immediately, contact our office at 480-818-9943. Phone lines are open 24/7 to take your call!
Possible Consequences and Important Information for Anyone Charged with Criminal Trespass in Phoenix, AZ26 July 2011 by jacksonwhite | Criminal Defense Law, Trespassing | No Comments
When a person is charged with criminal trespass in Phoenix, AZ, it is important that they understand the potential consequences that they could face if convicted. Entering or remaining unlawful on someone else’s property in the east valley can be a big deal if it is reported and charged as a crime.
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