The public often views trespassing as a minor offense. The term brings up ideas of a child walking onto property with a “no trespassing sign.” The fact of the matter, however, is that trespassing can be a serious matter in Arizona. First, a conviction will result in a criminal record and fines. Second, this offense is often brought in tandem with more serious charges. If you have been charged with trespassing then you need legal representation. Bretton Barber is a Phoenix area criminal defense attorney aggressively protecting the rights of the accused. Call today to speak with a lawyer.
Arizona lawyer representing those charged with unlawfully entering private property
Trespassing is charged when a person enters private property without permission but without the intent to commit a secondary crime. Trespassing is either charged as a misdemeanor or a low level felony depending on what type of property one enters. Lesser charges are filed when the property entered is nonresidential, when a person is asked to leave a business and returns, or when the property is a fenced in outdoor area. The most severe of the trespassing charges are filed when a person is accused of entering a private residence without permission. If the case is charged as a misdemeanor then you will proceed in Municipal Court or Justice Court, depending on where you were arrested. Even though trespassing occurs without the intent to commit a crime, offenses such as criminal property damage or disorderly conduct are sometimes charged in conjunction with trespassing. If you have been charged with this offense in Arizona then you need representation.
Phoenix defense lawyer Bretton Barber assists those charged with trespassing. He will analyze the facts of the case and determine whether you were lawfully arrested, whether you had a right to be on the property in question, and if there is a possibility of having the charges reduced or dismissed. He will give you an honest assessment of your situation and give his advice on whether you should fight the charges or take a plea deal. He will also assist with the other accusations which typically accompany a charge of trespassing. Our attorney is ready to assist you. In addition to Phoenix we represent defendants in other Maricopa County cities such as Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, and Gilbert. We also assist Pima County residents in Tucson.
Phoenix attorney providing high customer service to the accused through the criminal process
The vast majority of persons arrested for trespassing are not career criminals. Generally, they do not have any experience in navigating the legal justice process. Bretton Barber ensures that all of his clients understand the charges against them and know what to expect next as their case proceeds. He provides his personal cell phone number to all clients so that he is available to answer questions at any time. He communicates with his clients regularly and will explain all legal options and status updates in a way that the client can understand. Prior to any Court appearance Bretton ensures that his clients know what to expect. Call him today to schedule a consultation.