Advocating For Clients Against Trespassing Charges
In New Jersey, a trespass is the unlawful entry onto a property or into a structure. Thus, it is similar to a burglary, but it does not include the intention to commit a crime in the structure. If you are facing a trespassing charge in New Jersey, call Jack Venturi Law. You can meet with us at our New Brunswick office location. In New Jersey, there are three different trespassing charges.
Unlicensed Entry Of Structures, 2c:18-3(A)
In New Jersey, this crime is committed when someone enters or surreptitiously remains in any structure when they are not permitted to do so. Unlike burglary, the grading of this crime depends on the type of structure. It is a fourth-degree offense if it is committed in a school, on school property, a dwelling, research facility, power generation facility, waste treatment facility, public sewage facility, water treatment facility, public water facility, nuclear electric generating plant or any facility which stores, generates or handles any hazardous chemical or chemical compounds. Otherwise, it is a disorderly persons offense. Regardless of the charge, you should treat this offense seriously. \
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Defiant Trespass, 2c:18-3(B)
In New Jersey, this offense is committed when someone enters or remains in any place as to which notice against trespass is given by actual communication to the person, a posting or fencing. Thus, the key difference between this offense and unlicensed entry of structures is the notice requirement. This is a petty disorderly persons offense. This offense usually occurs when someone has been banned from a store or mall and then returns.
In New Jersey, the crime of peering into windows or other openings of dwelling places is fourth-degree offense. It is committed when someone peers into a window or other opening of a dwelling or other structure adapted for overnight accommodation for the purpose of invading the privacy of another person. The lay term for this situation is a peeping tom. The victims usually ask for these cases to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law due to the invasion of privacy. Thus, it is vital that you contact a good New Jersey defense attorney if you are facing a peering charge. Call us today to discuss your case with one of our tough, smart attorneys today.