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Trespass on cul-de-sac Property Invasion, Damages, Trespass

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by Paul717, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. Paul717

    Paul717 Law Topic Starter Guest

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    I received a trespassing citation for parking in a undeveloped cul-de-sac and resting in the back of my vehicle. How can I fight this citation?
     
  2. Highwayman

    Highwayman Well-Known Member

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    You follow whatever procedure is outlined on the ticket for entering a not guilty plea and then go to court.
     
  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Start by reading the Criminal Trespass statute:

    View Document - Unofficial Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes from WestlawNext

    If you were cited for that section you might have a defense if there were no signs or fences. Go back and take photos.

    If you were charged with anything else, give us the statute number on the citation. If it's a local code, give us the name of the city.

    A Class 3 misdemeanor can get you fined and up to a year in prison. A summary offense can get you fined and up to 90 days in jail:

    Pennsylvania Criminal Offenses - Felony vs. Misdemeanor

    Either gets you a "criminal record" so you would be wise to consult a criminal defense attorney.
     

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