In Virginia law, trespassing is considered an offense against the property rights of another person. Property rights are established by either ownership or lawful possession of the property, this includes renters. Whoever is in possession of a property must indicate that you were not to enter the property by posting a sign or telling you that you are not to enter a property.
Trespassing is a Class 1 Misdemeanor in Virginia and is punishable by a fine of up to $2,500 and a potential one year jail sentence. You may also be left with a criminal record if convicted which can make it difficult to obtain a job or find a place to live. In many cases, trespassing cases result because of a misunderstanding. At James A. Bullard Jr. P.C., we are well-versed in these cases and our knowledgeable legal team will provide you with the personal attention you deserve. We will carefully analyze the specific circumstances of your case including carrying out an in-depth investigation. We will interview witnesses, photograph the site of the alleged trespass and gather evidence to effectively defend you against trespassing charges.
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Attorney James Bullard is widely recognized for his remarkable success defending the rights of people accused of a criminal offense. He has been a legal expert on Channel 6 news and he serves on the Virginia State Bar Board of Governors for Criminal Law. At our firm, we passionately believe in your constitutional rights and we will aggressively fight to protect your rights. Our hard-hitting team of legal professionals will use every available resource to assist you in obtaining the most favorable possible outcome when you are being accused of trespassing.