Nevada Trespassing Defense Lawyers
If you live in southern Nevada—Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, or Mesquite—and you or anyone you know has been charged with or involved in a Trespassing case, you need to reach out for legal assistance as soon as possible.
You need Douglas Crawford Law.
The Nevada Revised Statues (NRS) Trespassing chapter, NRS 207.200, covers a wide array of potential Trespassing crimes and charges. On its face, Trespassing is unlawfully being somewhere you should not. If you go on land or enter a building not owned by you with the intent of bothering the owner, or to commit an illegal act, or if you purposefully remain on a patch or land or inside a building after being warned by the owner or occupant to vacate that area you may be charged with a misdemeanor.
Casinos have the right to exclude people from their premises. The most common reason a casino might ban you is a conviction for prostitution or solicitation of prostitution. If you have been excluded from a casino because of this reason and you are found on that property you may face a Trespassing charge. Penalty for Trespassing in this case could get you a fine of up to $1,000, jail time, and possible community service. If you’re suffering from an addiction to illegal narcotics, that could potentially change the situation, giving you an opportunity to engage in a counseling program to help you rather than serve jail time, which might not serve your best interests. There are other fine points of law that may cover this situation, as well, so you should reach out to me to ensure that the law gets properly applied to your case.
Trespassing charges with regard to areas where children congregate, such as schools or parks, may carry extra charges, depending upon the circumstances. Trespassing on state or federal grounds will alter our defense strategy based upon the unique details of your case.
Similar charges may apply to protest actions. If you’re an activist or part of a group and you’ve been accused of Trespassing because of a rally or event, you should reach out to me so we can make sure your Constitutional rights are protected.
In our world of extreme sports, it may sound a bit crazy but the NRS has a subsection dedicated to base-jumping and activities like that. Without a permit, it is illegal to base jump from buildings in Nevada, including places like the Voodoo Lounge at the Rio or the Stratosphere Tower, both of which have had several successful base jumps. If caught, you could face category E felony charges, which could have serious repercussions on your future.
Whatever situation you find yourself in, if you’ve been charged with Trespassing, my 30+ years of experience with this type of law will help you prepare a strong defense. Your future could be on the line. Make the right call to the right Las Vegas criminal attorney.