Remaining in a place after someone has asked you to leave, or unlawfully entering somewhere is charged as Trespassing in Fort Collins and Larimer County. A woman has been named a serial trespasser, as she has been charged multiple times for the same offense – going into airports in order to sneak onto flights. She has previously been successful in her endeavors, but most recently was caught and charged with Second Degree Criminal Trespass. She just can’t seem to stay away, though, as three days after she was arrested, she was found in the same airport again trying to make her way onto a flight without a ticket. This time she not only picked up a new Trespassing charge, she was also hit with violating her bail bond conditions.
Larimer County Trespass Lawyer: Definition of Second Degree Criminal Trespass in Colorado
The Larimer and Boulder County, Colorado law definition of Second Degree Criminal Trespass – C.R.S. 18-4-503 – is:
(a) Unlawfully enters or remains in or upon the premises of another which are enclosed in a manner designed to exclude intruders or are fenced; or
(b) Knowingly and unlawfully enters or remains in or upon the common areas of a hotel, motel, condominium, or apartment building; or
(c) Knowingly and unlawfully enters or remains in a motor vehicle of another.
A building with doors and walls, by definition, is enclosed to keep out intruders. So, if you have been told you are no longer welcome or allowed to be at a certain location and you return, you can be charged with Trespassing. Because the woman was told not to come back to the airport after she was found trying to sneak onto a flight without a ticket, her returning to the airport resulted in the Criminal Trespass charge.
Sentence for Serial Trespasser in Fort Collins and Loveland
Second Degree Criminal Trespassing is a class 3 misdemeanor in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Estes Park. It is punishable by up to 6 months in the Larimer County Jail. If the land the person trespassed on is considered agricultural land, 2nd Degree Trespass is a class 2 misdemeanor. It can even be charged as a class 4 felony if the land is agricultural and the accused intended to commit another felony on the land.
If you or someone you love has been charged with Second Degree Criminal Trespassing, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-658-0007 today. Together, we can protect your future.
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