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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
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 14 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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