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Tue Aug 18

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BilboBaggins replied to the Lawyers/Attorneys board. 3:02 AM

Re: Criminal Trespass

Basically, if he gets off on one charge they are in for a double jeopardy fight if they try to charge him again after he is acquitted. If the charges are distinct enough they can do it. It will likely not be the cops decision. It will be decided by [more]

Mon Aug 17

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BilboBaggins replied to the Lawyers/Attorneys board. 3:00 AM

Re: Criminal Trespass

Lets look at this carefully.
The law is :

§ 18.2-159 Trespassing on railroad track.

Any person who goes upon the track of a railroad other than to pass over such road at a public or private crossing, or who willfully rides, [more]

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BilboBaggins replied to the Lawyers/Attorneys board. 2:34 AM

Re: Criminal Trespass

I would get a lawyer. There are a lot of collateral problems after a conviction that are not obvious beforehand. For starters, the fines are not what they appear to be. I represent a lot of homeless and disabled veterans in Los Angeles. In California [more]

Wed Aug 12

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BilboBaggins replied to the Lawyers/Attorneys board. 3:37 AM

Re: Criminal Trespass

Class 2 misdemeanors are less serious than class 1. Possible punishments = N=no more than six (6) months of jail time and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
For a minor and first offense I am sure he can negotiate a better deal than 6 months in jail.

Tue Aug 11

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BilboBaggins replied to the Lawyers/Attorneys board. 12:39 AM

Re: Criminal Trespass

I would also add that the system is set up to take guilty pleas. The prosecutor, judge and defense attorneys are all motivated to get a deal without a trial.

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BilboBaggins replied to the Lawyers/Attorneys board. 12:35 AM

Re: Criminal Trespass

This looks like a misdemeanor trespass:
§ 18.2-119. Trespass after having been forbidden to do so; penalties.
If any person without authority of law goes upon or remains upon the lands, buildings or premises of another, or any portion or [more]

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