What is Criminal Trespass?

Criminal trespass (class B nonperson misdemeanor) is entering or remaining upon or in any of the following:

  • Land
  • Non-navigable body of water (deep and wide enough to provide passage to ships)
  • Structure
  • Vehicle
  • Aircraft
  • Watercraft
  • public or private land or structure in a manner that interferes with access to or from any health care facility*

by someone who knows they are not authorized or privileged to do so and:

  1. Enters or remains therein in defiance of an order not to enter or to leave premises or property personally communicated by the owner thereof or other authorized person
  2. Signs are posted on premises or property in a noticeable place that will likely be seen,
    or are locked,
    or fenced,
    or enclosed,
    or shut
    or secured against passage or entry
  3. A restraining order has been personally served and the person remains in defiance.

A person found guilty of criminal trespass while defining a restraining order will be imprisoned a minimum 48 hours.

A criminal trespass charge can have serious repercussions and long term effects. If you or a loved has been charged with criminal trespass call Kansas Criminal Defense Lawyer Vincent Rivera (913) 210-0844 immediately.

Criminal Trespass of a Health Care Facility*

Criminal trespass is entering or remaining upon or in any public or private land or structure in a manner that interferes with access to or from any health care facility.

When a person is not authorized or privileged to enter remain on the property or interfering with the access to or from and remains in defiance of a personally communicated order to not enter or to leave by the owner of the health care facility or authorized person.

A health care facility is defined by the law as:

  • any licensed medical care facility,
  • certificated health maintenance organization,
  • licensed mental health center or mental health clinic,
  • licensed psychiatric hospital or other facility
  • or office where services of a health care provider are provided directly to patients;
    • A criminal trespass charge can have serious repercussions and long term effects. If you or a loved has been charged with criminal trespass call Kansas Criminal Defense Lawyer Vincent Rivera (913) 210-0844 immediately.


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