Tacoma Criminal Trespass Lawyers
Experienced, aggressive and affordable criminal trespass lawyers serving Tacoma and all of Pierce County, WA.
Criminal Trespass cases almost always involve unique facts. Every case is different. Our criminal lawyers can help you understand your rights.
Trespassing is not a charge to be taken lightly. It is a crime with consequences. If you are facing a trespassing charge in Tacoma, you need to understand your legal rights. In our experience, some criminal trespassing charges are more a matter of confusion or misunderstanding.
Criminal trespass in the first degree is a gross misdemeanor, which means it has a maximum penalty of 364 days of jail and a $5,000 fine. Trespass 1° is when a person knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in a building. For example, it is common for people to be facing a criminal trespass 1° when they were kicked out of a bar (86’d) and then returned.
Criminal trespass 2 °, instead, is a misdemeanor which means the maximum penalty is 90 days of jail and a $1,000 fine. The distinction between 1° and 2° is a little ambiguous as it is simply knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in or upon a premises of another under circumstances not constituting criminal tress pass in the first degree. For example, this could simply be climbing a fence and walking on private property but not in a building.
If you are facing a trespassing charge, our Tacoma Criminal Trespass Lawyers can help you understand the law and whether or not you have any reasonable defenses. We offer low flat fees and flexible payment plans.