Trespassing involves the entering of another's land without their consent,
or remaining after consent is withdrawn. For example, if someone who was
invited to a dinner party at someone else's home is told to leave,
they must do so, or he or she will possibly face a trespassing offense.
On some land, owners such as farmers post "NO TRESPASSING" signs
to put potential trespassers on notice that the land is not public and
to stay out. Florida law includes heavy fines and severe criminal penalties,
including potential mandatory/minimum sentences of up to 25 years and
maximum potential sentences of up to LIFE. Mr. Petruzzi has represented
numerous individuals charged with, or under investigation for, Trespassing
offenses by State authorities. His experience and knowledge serves as
an invaluable asset to his clients.
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State Trespassing offense, contact our office at (305)-770-6550.
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Florida Trespassing offenses are investigated and prosecuted by various
State and Local law enforcement agencies. Some common Florida Statutes
criminalizing Trespassing include:
810.08 Trespass in structure or conveyance.—
(1) Whoever, without being authorized, licensed, or invited, willfully
enters or remains in any structure or conveyance, or, having been authorized,
licensed, or invited, is warned by the owner or lessee of the premises,
or by a person authorized by the owner or lessee, to depart and refuses
to do so, commits the offense of trespass in a structure or conveyance.
810.09 Trespass on property other than structure or conveyance.—
(1) (a) A person who, without being authorized, licensed, or invited, willfully
enters upon or remains in any property other than a structure or conveyance:
1. As to which notice against entering or remaining is given, either by
actual communication to the offender or by posting, fencing, or cultivation
as described in s.
2. If the property is the unenclosed curtilage of a dwelling and the offender
enters or remains with the intent to commit an offense thereon, other
than the offense of trespass, commits the offense of trespass on property
other than a structure or conveyance.