What is the punishment for criminal trespass?

If I have been banned from shopping in a certain store and get caught shopping there, what is the punishment ?

Asked on March 23, 2012 under Criminal Law, Kentucky


Kevin Bessant / Law Office of Kevin Bessant & Associates

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

In most states, this will be a misdemeanor offense, punishable by no more than one year in jail. In most cases you can receive probation and no jail time. Consult a local criminal defense attorney in your area because even if probation is a possibility, you still want to avoid having a criminal conviction on your record. 

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