If you’ve been charged with Trespassing in Rhode Island, call our North Kingstown attorneys immediately. The earlier our lawyers can work on your defense, the greater the likelihood that we can beat your trespassing charges.
Rhode Island’s trespassing law states “Every person who willfully trespasses or, having no legitimate purpose for his or her presence, remains upon the land of another or upon the premises or curtilage of the domicile of any person legally entitled to the possession of that domicile, after having been forbidden to do so by the owner of the land or the owner’s duly authorized agent or a person legally entitled to the possession of the premises, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year, or both.”
As you can see, trespassing in RI is a criminal offense and can carry serious penalties upon conviction. Also, a trespassing conviction can remain on your criminal record for up to five years! Another, more recent trend is the media tends to cover trespassing cases. Our attorneys will put you in the best position to win your case, keep the charges off your record, and hide the incident from the public’s eye.
There are legitimate defenses to a trespassing charge under Rhode Island laws. The criminal defense attorneys at Robert E. Craven & Associates regularly defend trespassing cases and are ready to advocate for you! Our attorneys can successfully defend your case and will expunge the charge from your record for you! Call us today for a free case evaluation.