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Trespassing can be a serious charge. Understanding the charges that you are facing is of the utmost importance. Secondly, finding a trespassing defense lawyer with the experience to fight your case is extremely vital as well. Call the trespassing defense attorneys of Goff Voltin to plan out your case.

If any person without the authority of law goes upon or remains upon the lands, buildings or premises of another, or any portion or area thereof, after having been forbidden to do so, either orally or in writing…he shall be guilty of trespassing.

  • Trespassing is a Class 1 misdemeanor, punishable by up to multiple months in jail and a fine, either or both.  
  • VIRGINIA CODE: http://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/title18.2/chapter5/section18.2-119/

In short, legal assistance is helpful for these cases.

A common argument for trespassing cases lies in the context. For example, If there is an argument of a necessity of the actions, it may be possible to avoid being charged. For instance, entering someone’s land in order to save a life could be legal should the necessity of the action be proven.

If you or a loved one need trespassing defense assistance, contact the attorneys of Goff Voltin, PLLC today.

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