Club has sign that says "private club"
Here is the penal code:
(n) Driving any vehicle, as defined in Section 670 of the Vehicle Code, upon real property belonging to, or lawfully occupied by, another and known not to be open to the general public, without the consent of the owner, the owner’s agent, or the person in lawful possession.
Therefore, the quick answer is yes, if you look at it in black and white. However, its our job as defense attorneys to show the grey area. Maybe you thought it was lawful to drive on and ask. How long did you stay after they told you to get off the property? All these are factors that need to be explored.
Possibly, depending on the circumstances. None of which you should freely discuss on such a publicly accessible website as avvo.com. Consult with several locally experienced crimininal defense attorneys if you have, or believe you soon will, be charged.
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You need to consult an attorney and discuss the facts in depth so that possible defenses can be explored. But for the time being, don't drive on someone else's private land...
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