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Trespassing Defense Attorney Rhode Island

Have You Been Arrested on a Rhode Island Criminal Trespass Charge?

Set foot in the doors of John R. Grasso law office. Located in Rhode Island, Mr. Grasso is marked by his expertise to bring peace to anxious defendants of trespassing charges.

The Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso are familiar with all Rhode Island trespassing statutes and laws. He will intrude on all aspects of your case, to give personalized defenses that work – to reduce or dismiss fines and/jail time.

A simple trespass is grounds for acquiring a criminal record. This can have lasting effects outside the courtroom, in terms of job security and your reputation.

John R. Grasso has formerly worked in law enforcement. As such, he knows what’s expected on both sides of the case. With the expert help of a RI defense attorney, you will have the best possible end result in court.

Definition of Trespassing:

Rhode Island Code Chapter 11-44 defines trespassing as deliberately entering the property of another, with the intent to disrupt the owner; and that the defendant did so even when there had been warnings or requests to leave.

It is a crime to enter someone else’s property after clear warnings by the owner, or the owner’s legal representative.

Additionally, trespassing does not relate to tenants of residential properties in this instance, if:

  • The tenant resides in the property following the commencement of a lease
  • The tenant remains in the property after the termination of a lease agreement

Within the State of Rhode Island, property owners will have to conduct a civil trial to retain the rights to the property from past or present tenants.

The Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso will work to reduce the sanctions imposed for trespassing cases.

What’s more is that a trespassing offense carries heavy sanctions, one of which is a permanent criminal record. John. R. Grasso will work diligently to dismiss these trespassing charges brought against you.

What Are the Consequences of Rhode Island Trespass Charges?

Depending on the circumstances of the case, the following punishments can follow:

Defendants who enter the property of another, after they were warned not to do so, may face the following trespassing penalties in Rhode Island:

  • Up to $1,000 in fines, and/or
  • Up to one year in prison

Trespassing on private recreational property has fines of up to $500.

There are aggravating factors for trespassing, which can increase fines and jail time. This offense is closely related to vandalism, where trespassers willfully break in and destroy property, through force, violence or threat.

Contact an Aggressive Trespass Defense Attorney in Rhode Island

Attorney John R. Grasso will study the details of the trespassing case, whichever road was taken.

Get a free consultation now, by contacting the Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso.

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