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Trespassing after hours at a trail Property Invasion, Damages, Trespass

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by AceClient, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. AceClient

    AceClient Law Topic Starter Guest

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    Me and some friends went to a trail nicknamed Zombie Road for being supposedly haunted. We went when it was nearing sunset and didnt realize how far we had gone in and it had got dark and we had made our way back. When we got to the beginning of the trail it was about 7:16 and the sunset was about 5:30. A cop had came down the trail and tol us to go to the other officers and they issued us citations, we were told it wouldnt go on our records if we showed up at court and payed the fine or did community service, is there anyway it would stay on my record or make me serve jail time.
     
  2. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    It's a simple citation. There is no criminal record to speak of.
    If there were no signs posted indicating the closing time it might be worth arguing in court to avoid the fine. It would depend what is posted in the area.
     
  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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  4. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    So much for that argument.
    Looks like you are on the hook.
    So long as it is marked as an infraction and not a misdemeanor there is no criminal record and nothing to worry about.
     

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