Criminal Trespass Defense in Atlanta
Georgia Trespassing Laws
Under Georgia law, criminal trespassing is the misdemeanor offense of knowingly
entering another person's property without consent/authorization or
intentionally defacing, destroying, or demolishing any part of a property
totaling $500 or less in damages. Properties include: homes, apartments,
open land, and vehicles.
In Georgia, penalties for criminal trespassing include: fines, restitution
to the victim, community service, & possible jail time. Harsher penalties
are enforced depending on the number of property crimes one has been convicted
of and the amount of damage that occured exceeding $500.
Contact Our Experienced Trespassing Defense Attorneys Today
If you have been charged with criminal trespassing, do not despair. There
are many good defenses available to fight your charges. Atlanta criminal
lawyer Matthew T. McNally has been practicing criminal law for many years,
and knows effective ways to defend you in court. He can question whether
or not the property was open to the public, argue if there were no fences
or warning signs in place, and explain to the judge that you exited the
property promptly after being asked to leave. Mr. McNally can also address
whether or not you actually caused any substantial damage to the property
on the premises.
Mr. McNally will prepare a strong defense case before heading to court
by thoroughly investigating the scene of the crime, interviewing credible
witnesses, and collecting convincing evidence. In court, he is not afraid
to stand up to the prosecution and challenge the accusations made against
you. Mr. McNally's main priority is providing you with the aggressive
defense and personal attention you need to overcome your charges.
If you are facing charges for criminal trespassing, you need to
consult with an attorney right away.
Atlanta Attorney Matthew T. McNally has the experience and skill to protect your rights during the legal process
and help you fight your charges.