ARRESTED? INVESTIGATED? ARRESTADO? INVESTIGADO?
The crime of trespass in Florida can be either a misdemeanor or a felony.
Attorney Albert Quirantes has represented many people charged with trespass, both the felonies and the misdemeanors.
Someone commits trespass when they, without being authorized, licensed, or invited, willfully enters or remains in any structure or conveyance after being told to leave. The most common trespass crime is a second degree misdemeanor.
If there is a person in the structure or conveyance at the time the suspect trespasses, that elevates the trespass to a first degree misdemeanor. If the offender has a gun or any other dangerous weapon and trespasses, that elevates the crime to a felony of the third degree.
As a criminal lawyer, most of the trespass clients we represent were told to leave a bar or nightclub and our client allegedly refused to leave. Once the owner or an owner’s representative tells you to leave their establishment, you have to go. If you don’t, you can be arrested for trespass.
Please contact Attorney Albert Quirantes today at 305-644-1800.