Criminal Trespassing

Is it considered Criminal Trespassing if a subject is on the property of a vacant building that is NOT posted with NO TRESPASSING signs and is subsequently arrested for such?

Asked on July 1, 2009 under Criminal Law, New Hampshire

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

I'm not a New Hampshire attorney, but in most states, the "posting" requirement only applies to undeveloped land.  A vacant building isn't an invitation to the public, it's private property.

If you've been arrested for trespassing in a vacant building, there may be other facts that affect your case.  For reliable advice, based on all the circumstances, you should talk to a lawyer, and one place to find counsel is our website, http://attorneypages.com


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