What will happen if my 24 year old son was just cited for criminal trespass?

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What will happen if my 24 year old son was just cited for criminal trespass?

He took a beer (bottle) into an outdoor concert and was approached by concert security. They had him dispose of the beverage, escorted him out at a side exit and told him not to return. He subsequently went to the front gate and was stopped by county police and given a summons to appear in court for trespassing. Not smart on his part but hopefully not too intense. His background–employed– nothing close to a prior issue just sworn into the Air National Guard a week ago. Could this go on permanent record? I am planning on attending hearing and hoping for a fine only. Bone head move but never in trouble prior.

Asked on July 5, 2013 under Criminal Law, Virginia

Answers:

Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Hello. Your son ought to have assistance by a qualified attorney. Contact an attorney licensed in the state involved. Some attorneys are available seven days for emergency legal needs. Many attorneys will confer initially at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys will provide a reduced fee for financial hardship. Some attorneys may also assist you in limited scope manner to conserve legal costs. All the best.


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