trespass

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trespass

The unlawful interference with someone's personal or property rights. In a lawsuit, the property owner does not need to prove physical damage to the property in order to recover monetary damages,because the damage is to the exclusive ownership and possessory rights of the owner. However,modern courts do require some evidence that the trespass was intentional; older law did not differentiate between intentional and accidental trespass.In many states,the duty of care a property owner has to avoid unsafe conditions that might harm persons coming on the property is much less for a trespasser than for those who are invited.

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Repeat trespassers: UTPD reports show frequent encounters with non-UT individuals who had previously been issued multiple criminal trespass warnings.
According to the Georgia law, a person facing a manslaughter charge could be sentenced to 10 years in prison, while criminal trespass is a misdemeanor and carries potential sentence of one year.
Convicting Mughal, Sessions Judge Vrushali Joshi said a case of murder, molestation and criminal trespass has been proved against him, following which the accused silently nodded.
Torn was hit with burglary, criminal trespass and criminal mischief and weapons charges and was held in jail on pounds 62,000 bail.
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NANCY WARREN: The Democratic state rep and former school board chair from Rochester is arrested for the fourth time in a year on charges that include simple assault, stalking, obstructing a report of a crime and criminal trespass.
The father and daughter were later released after being charged with criminal trespass and are due to appear before City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London on February 6.
Fan punished: A fan sitting near the Angels bullpen Thursday was cited for simple assault and given a criminal trespass warning.
McLean County sheriffs arrested the three and charged them with criminal trespass and criminal mischief.
Mrs John answered bail at Harrogate police station yesterday and was charged with criminal trespass under the act.
547, which aimed to deter and prevent ag theft by changing the penalty for criminal trespass in the first degree from a misdemeanor to a class-C felony, failed to pass last year's Legislature.