Received this ticket in the mail
Yes. If it is for sale, someone owns it. You'd have to discuss the facts of the case with a lawyer to determine if there is a basis to contest the citation.
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Yes. Are there defenses? Perhaps. You may want to consult a local criminal defense lawyer.
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It depends upon the ordinance that is alleged to have been violated. If it mirrors the state statute for Trespass to Land, you must be told to leave and that you are not allowed to be there and given a reasonable opportunity to leave immediately. If nobody told you to leave, then it may be worth fighting.
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If the land is for sale then it is not vacant. Perhaps undeveloped, but a sale sign means there is an owner. If you didn't have consent from the owner you would be trespassing.
I would consult with a local attorney to discuss the details of your case in private. Perhaps there is a defense in there somewhere for you. Good luck.
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