There is something in the law called "mens rea" which loosely means criminal intent. This act was obviously a mistake so I doubt that any charges would be filed. My question, did you call the police at the time? If not, the point is moot. As for any civil liabilities these interlopers owe to you, there must be damages. Did you suffer any monetary damages because of their trespass? It's time to lock your doors when you are in the house for the night.
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Could charges be filed? Yes. The state can file charges for almost anything. I have seen similar situations charged as Trespassing and investigated as Burglary. This is a bit of a stretch since clearly it was an accident. I understand that you were alarmed but I would recommend not filing charges. Ask yourself is this something you would want to see someone have a criminal record for? Plus after this period of time would you know who they were or be able to find them. That is my recommendation.
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