Nevada Trespassing Lawyer

Las Vegas & Reno, Nevada Criminal Trespass Attorneys

Illegal trespassing can be defined as entering or refusing to leave a place where the owner does not legally invite you in. Although not a felony, trespassing can lead to other charges, some of which may be felonious.

If you are facing a trespassing charge, you will need a lawyer to represent you. At , our trespassing lawyers have handled numerous trespass cases successfully for our clients. We have over 20 years of experience in criminal justice. If you live in Nevada and are facing trespassing charges, call 877.324.6443 for a free consultation.

Types of Trespass

Trespassing can occur any number of different ways. The basic requirement is that the person accused did not have permission to be where they were. The following are a few common situations:

  • Entering a house or property without permission.
  • Entering a house or property when told not to.
  • Failing to leave a house or property when told to.
  • Returning to a property after you have been asked to leave.

In Nevada, it is not uncommon for out of towners to be arrested for trespassing in casinos. In many cases, this is simply due to casino security guards overreacting when someone appears to be loitering or looks suspicious. If you refuse to leave a casino when asked, the police will be called and you may face arrest, even if everything is a misunderstanding. A Las Vegas trespassing attorney can defend you from trespassing charges in court.

This extends to all public areas. Hotels, bars, and restaurants are open to the public, but representatives of these places can revoke your right to be there. If an employee of a venue asks you to leave and you refuse because you have done nothing wrong, you may be charged with trespassing under Nevada law.

Because family and loved ones may be involved, trespassing cases can be emotionally charged. Family members or partners often bar a previous resident from the house or property after a fight. If that person returns or fails to leave when asked, there may face trespassing charges. In addition, a person with a trespassing charge also may face further serious charges such as domestic violence and violation of a restraining order.

Penalties for Trespassing

Under Nevada law, trespassing is a misdemeanor. If you are convicted of trespass, you face up to 6 months in jail and fines of up to $1,000. However, because trespassing is a common and nonviolent crime, most judges will not sentence you to jail time unless you are a repeat offender.

In many cases, people facing trespassing charges accept a plea bargain in order to avoid a trial and get back to their lives. A typical plea bargain will involve a guilty plea, a small fine, and a pledge to avoid arrest and trouble until the fine has been paid. In other cases, you may not have a record or the state's case may be very weak. In these cases, your Nevada trespass attorney may be able to get the charges dismissed, or get the state to drop its case.

Take Legal Action Today

Being convicted of trespassing can carry a fine of up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail. A trespassing lawyer may help you avoid these penalties. Lawyers at are standing by to represent you. To speak to a oneg at once, call 877.324.6443 for a free consultation. We represent clients from anywhere in Nevada at our offices in Las Vegas and Reno.

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