Trespassing is defined under the California Penal Code 602 as the act of going onto property of another without right or permission – or continuing to stay after a request to leave. Trespassing can be charge as an infraction, misdemeanor, or felony. In the event that accusation of domestic violence have been made, the court can issue a “keep away order” (also known as protective or restraining order) in order to keep the accused away from the alleged victim.
In the case that the alleged victim lives on your property, even going to your home may put you at risk of criminal trespassing charges. You could even face paying large fines and up to three years in prison, depending on the circumstances. The state treats all forms of domestic violence as a very serious matter, the accused may face felony charges with severe penalties if convicted. If arrested for trespassing, it is crucial that you do not discuss the event with anyone and procure qualified legal counsel.
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The attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter are former prosecutors, and as such, can bring unique perspectives to clients’ defense of trespassing charges that have arose from prior domestic violence accusations. Our defense attorneys will build an aggressive defense to avoid the harsh penalties of trespassing by investigating, interviewing witnesses, and examining all the aspects of your case. We at Okabe & Haushalter understand the importance of your case and are committed to preserving your constitutional rights and will work tirelessly to achieve a favorable outcome in your case.
If you are facing trespassing charges, contact an Okabe & Haushalter Los Angeles defense attorney today.
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