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.
What are the Penalties for Criminal Trespassing?
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 occurred 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.