Under Georgia law, the offense of criminal trespass, or trespassing, encompasses a number of different actions. A person commits the offense of criminal trespass when he or she intentionally damages the property of another without consent and causes damage not exceeding $500.00. Criminal trespass also occurs when a person knowingly and with bad intent interferes with the possession of the property of another person without consent. In addition, entering the land or premises of another person for an unlawful purpose constitutes criminal trespass. Criminal trespass is prosecuted as a misdemeanor.
As with any criminal charge, it is important to discuss your trespassing charge with an attorney familiar with the area of law. If you would like to set up a free consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys about a criminal trespass charge, call 770-461-2025.