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What is needed to press charges for Criminal Trespassing?

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I was at a sporting event and was detained by Security because someone complained that I had bumped into them causing them to spill their drink. I am being charged with Criminal Trespassing however, was never given a chance to walk out of the venue on my own free will. Is there anyway that these charges can stick and if so what is the normal punishment?

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You need to have a ticket on premises or you are guilty of criminal trespass. Even with a ticket, under some circumstances, you can be guilty. Usually there is a fine involved, although in some circumstances a short time in lock-up or jail is involved.

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No one can know what the record is in the case because online we cannot find out any details. Check with a lawyer in your locale to discuss more of the details.

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Criminal trespass involves being in a location where signs prohibit entry or remaining in a location after having been requested to leave. Hire an attorney or request a public defender if you are indigent.

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