The most basic definition of criminal trespass is when a person enters or remains on another person’s property without the owner’s consent, or after being asked to leave.

When most people think of the crime of trespassing, they think of it as fairly minor, but in truth, it can be prosecuted federally, if the person accused of trespassing was caught on federal property and there can be major consequences like incarceration, probation, fines and a criminal record.

If you or someone you care about has recently been arrested, or is facing charges for criminal trespassing, it is important to the outcome of your situation that you obtain the services of a criminal defense attorney in Columbus that knows how to defend you in this type of legal matter.

Aggravated Trespass

The crime of Aggravated Trespass occurs when a person who is trespassing does so with the purpose to commit a misdemeanor offense that involves the infliction of physical harm to another person.

The offense is further defined in Section 2911.211 of the Ohio Revised Code and is classified as a first degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to $1,000.00 in fines and up to 6 months in jail, or both.

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