Yes if it charged as a criminal offense but you may have a defense. But you should not be posting this kind of stuff online which could be used against you in court. If you have gotten charged get yourself a good lawyer to defend the charge and the forthcoming violation of probation. Most of us criminal lawyers offer a free in office consultation, I would suggest you take advantage of this if charged.
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Do not post anything on line, there is no protection for you, and you can cause yourself even more problems. Listen to the advice that Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg gave you and setup an in person consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. The advice Attorney H. Scott Aalsberg has furnished to you is correct. You need to immediately protect your rights and hire a criminal defense lawyer. You face ruining your life if you do not obtain the best possible criminal defense attorney you can afford. You should not be restricted by geographic factors. Good luck.
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It sure can be. I would get a statement signed by your friend that s/he permitted you to be there. An attorney would help you defend this.
2C:18-3. Unlicensed entry of structures; defiant trespasser; peering into dwelling places; defenses
2C:18-3. a. Unlicensed entry of structures. A person commits an offense if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or surreptitiously remains in any research facility, structure, or separately secured or occupied portion thereof. An offense under this subsection is a crime of the fourth degree if it is committed in a school or on school property. The offense is a crime of the fourth degree if it is committed in a dwelling. An offense under this section is a crime of the fourth degree if it is committed in a research facility. Otherwise it is a disorderly persons offense.
b. Defiant trespasser. A person commits a petty disorderly persons offense if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he enters or remains in any place as to which notice against trespass is given by:
(1) Actual communication to the actor; or
(2) Posting in a manner prescribed by law or reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders; or
(3) Fencing or other enclosure manifestly designed to exclude intruders.
c. Peering into windows or other openings of dwelling places. A person commits a crime of the fourth degree if, knowing that he is not licensed or privileged to do so, he peers into a window or other opening of a dwelling or other structure adapted for overnight accommodation for the purpose of invading the privacy of another person and under circumstances in which a reasonable person in the dwelling or other structure would not expect to be observed.
d. Defenses. It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that:
(1) A structure involved in an offense under subsection a. was abandoned;
(2) The structure was at the time open to members of the public and the actor complied with all lawful conditions imposed on access to or remaining in the structure; or
(3) The actor reasonably believed that the owner of the structure, or other person empowered to license access thereto, would have licensed him to enter or remain, or, in the case of subsection c. of this section, to peer.
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Yes, it can certainly be a violation of your probation. If you did have permission to enter the property, which is a defense, you should contact a criminal defense attorney.
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