Criminal trespass takes place when you intrude without permission on someone else’s property, however, many people are arrested for trespassing in a Las Vegas casino, even though they had no idea they were breaking the law.
Often, trespassing is an honest mistake, where the accused is simply an upstanding citizen without a criminal record who was not aware that he or she was trespassing or entering into a prohibited property or area.
Trespassing can be defined as:
- Going onto another person’s property with the intent to annoy the owner or occupant, or to commit a crime
- Willfully going on or remaining on a person’s property after being warned by the owner or occupant not to trespass
Trespassing In Casinos
Trespassing is actually very frequently cited in Las Vegas casinos, even though the accused did not intend to break the law. Often times, this is a result of casino security misinterpreting situations and actions. Trespassing charges that often arise at a casino are:
- Refusing to leave
- Returning to the premises after being asked to leave
Penalties For Trespassing
If you are caught, arrested for and charged with trespassing, you can face serious penalties. The severity of your punishment depends on the circumstances surrounding the trespassing and the evidence levied against you.
Even if you are simply fined and are not ordered to do jail time, you will still have a mark on your criminal record, which will have a variety of negative consequences on your life including making it difficult for you to get a job or apply for credit, home or auto loans.
We Can Help You Fight Trespassing Charges
The Defenders have successfully defended a variety of trespassing cases, especially those that take place at casinos and many of which were likely very similar to yours. We have the skills and knowledge to create a defense that will stand up in court and give you the best chance of a “not guilty” verdict. We will support you throughout the legal process by providing sound legal advice and informing you of all of your legal options. We are available to discuss your case with you now, so call today for a consultation and take the first step to protecting your rights and freedoms.