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Questions tagged [trespass]

The tort of intrusion upon another person's real property. For trespass to chattels see tags "theft" or "conversion." For trespass to the person see tags "assault" or "battery."

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Force neighbor to resolve property line encroachment before selling house

My neighbor built a fence that crosses our property line. I had a surveyor come mark the boundary to be sure. (It has only been a few years so no adverse possession possibilities.) This neighbor is ...
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Is calling a store in which you are banned illegal?

I called a store to apologize for a actions that involved me. They told me that calling the store violates my ban and breaking their ban is against the law. They threatened to file a trespass ...
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Indiana trespass law

Indiana Code 35-43-2-2 states: (c) A person has been denied entry under subsection (b)(1) when the person has been denied entry by means of: (1) personal communication, oral or written; (...
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Can the owner of a private establishment confiscate the personal property of a trespasser?

While I was reading this article, this line caught my eye: Anyone seen videotaping in any capacity will be deemed trespassing and will be escorted out by security. Your video equipment may or may ...
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Can a juvenile be charged with theft by receiving if the property wasn't stolen?

A young adult entered a home where he used to rent a room in order to retrieve a piece of workout equipment. The home owner would not let him have the equipment until he paid past rent money so he ...
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Can town administrative “code” overule state laws like those forbidding trespassing?

I notice that a lot of towns have "right of entry" rules which ostensibly permit firefighters to trespass onto private property essentially whenever they want to "inspect" things to "prevent fire". ...
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Is it legal to climb on public bridges when there are no prohibition signs?

I like to climb around on the steel structures below public road bridges. I do it for no other reason than having fun. I do it only at night because I don't want to attract attention, but I'm ...
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Violating trespass warning - arrest after the fact?

If you have a trespass warning and visit the place but are not arrested, can you be charged later from video evidence or a credit card transaction?
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Trespass and the police

Can a US cop ask a land owner if a person is trespassing if no complaint has been made? i.e. can they ask a shop owner if a person is trespassing in their car park or outside the shop?
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trespassing to personal property? [duplicate]

Let say I went into a store and bought something. When I was walking out an employee or the manager stop me and ask to look inside my bag because they assume I was stealing. Before, I could even ...
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Pressing charges against a ghost for trespassing?

Ever heard of anyone pressing charges against a ghost for trespassing? How do you think that would play out in a court of law? I remember reading about old courts that accepted "magic", "the devil", ...
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Neighbor using my property

I have a parcel in Ohio and use to own the house next to it. I lost my home and someone bought it but I still own parcel which I paid 10,000.00 25 years ago. I live out of state but have offered to ...
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What will I be charged with in Manhattan, New York?

I conspired with Daisy to steal a NYSE work badge/access card from Sanjay and Daisy replaces his badge with a fake one. I impersonate Sanjay (make my appearance like his) and sneak into the NYSE with ...
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Are plain clothes police officers allowed to use force to make an arrest?

Disclaimer: I'm not related to this case in any way shape or form, I'm just a citizen trying to look at this without bias. Recently there was an issue in Massachusettes where a group of skaters were ...
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Is there anything I can do legally when my daughter lets her boyfriend in our home without our permission?

My daughter is 16, and my wife and I just found she's been sneaking her boyfriend (who is 17) into our house while we're not home. His parents don't seem to be doing anything about it. Does this ...
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Public vs Private sidewalk in city

I just got asked not to walk on a seemingly public sidewalk. Being as sensitive as I am it upset me a great deal. I would like to know how to find out who owns the apartments I was walking by and who ...
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Can I use the rating of different restaurants from different websites like Yelp on my own website?

I am thinking of creating a website with restaurants ratings. You would be able to search for restaurants and in the result list you would see the name of the restaurant and the ratings of different ...
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Do I have the right to enter into someone house without permission if my child is in there?

Here's the situation Main persons: my daughter Maria, 16 years old my daughter's friend Mario, over 18 years old My daughter was asked by her friend Mario to hang out at someone's ...
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Is it intimidation or trespassing if someone confronts you about suing their insurance company when at home?

I had a guy show up at my house knowing that I was already suing his car insurance company, for a car accident; he hit my car passing on left while homeowner was turning left into their driveway. ...
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In what legal form can one shape their de facto occupation of local authority land?

I own a section in a small rural town in New Zealand. The boundaries of it are well known as I did a redefinition survey to find them out. Let's call this land A. Historically, land A has had a piece ...
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Are there laws restricting who can go into “employees only” areas?

I attempted to research this on my own, but found absolutely no results. Is there anything legally restricting customers from entering areas marked "employees only" and/or areas that aren't marked but ...
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Getting property removed from my land

I require somebody else's property to be removed from land I am freeholder of as I need the space myself. I think that: Them refusing to remove it is "tresspass", a civil wrong. I can take them to ...
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Fence with no signs in Germany

Is it legal to trespass the fence (with little passage in it) with no signs, if there's no buildings behind it (for example, construction site)? Update: the picture of a passage. No signs at all, ...
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Canary Wharf - privately owned public space - is it possible to be banned from entering the area?

Canary Wharf in London is a privately owned public space. So far I have been found guilty of walking on a grass and jumping on a stone wall (part of a workout routine). I'm concerned that sooner or ...
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Entering private property that is not enclosed

I want to find out which German laws regulate entering (on foot) private nonenclosed property. Example: A paved surface right next to a public sidewalk. No fence, no signs. It doesn’t have to be used ...
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Trespass Warrant

If I invite my HOA neighbors to my business conference room and one becomes unruly, I will ask him / her to leave. The conference room property belongs to my family. If the disinvited refuse to ...
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My ex keeps coming to my house uninvited

A little under a year ago I broke up with my (ex) girlfriend because she cheated on me. I told her to get out of my life and I would stay out of hers and that was the end of it. Well for some reason ...
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Difference between “Private Property” and “No Tresspassing” signage

In my door-to-door ministry work I've observed various forms of "No Tresspassing" signs on properties. Do "Private Property" signs imply the same laws as a "No Tresspassing" sign? At one house in ...
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Is the owner of a property liable for injuries sustained by an intruder? (UK)

I have heard that the owner of a property may be liable for injuries sustained by an intruder. I am referring to cases in which injuries were not inflicted willfully by the owner (e.g. in self-defence)...
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Can I stick a “don't trespass” warning on my house?

My house doesn't have a fence. I witnessed multiple occasions of random people walking on my backyard, and taking water from the outer tap. Therefore I want to print a warning and stick it on my ...
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Can I legally refuse entry to people with face coverings

Can I refuse entry and/or service at my retail business (food service, grocery, book store, etc.) to individuals wearing face coverings? i'm specifically interested in religious coverings such as ...
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Can a city hire someone to mow my grass (against my wishes)?

Recently the city sent a crew to mow my grass without notifying me or giving me any advance notice of any kind. Did they violate my rights by sending these people without my permission? (Details ...
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Can a shopping mall force Pokemon Go players to leave?

To add to the recent influx of legal questions about Pokemon Go, I'd like to ask: Can a shopping mall force people playing Pokemon Go to leave (without fear of legal repercussions)? I heard from a ...
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Pokémon Go hot spots and private property

As we all know Pokémon Go is all the rage. There have been reports that police stations are common hot spots for gyms and collections. Churches have also been a common hot spot. I think there is ...
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Legal to post picture of a trespasser?

Can I legally post a pic of a trespasser on (Facebook for instance) who came onto my property while I was on vacation without my permission? Do not know this person and they did something on my roof ...
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Does jumping a fence between two public spaces constitutes trespassing or other law violation?

I noticed that many places, specially in the United States, have fences separating two streets, even for pedestrians. My guess that the streets are not connected for cars to calm the traffic on ...
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When does “silence imply consent” for trespass to land?

Once upon a time there was a parking lot attendant. He watched a person getting out of his car and could have said, "You're not allowed to park in that particular spot." But the attendant stayed ...
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What does it mean to 'enter' property in the Massachusetts trespass statute?

The Massachusetts trespass statute reads (emphasis mine) part IV, Title I, Chapter 266, Section 120 Section 120. Whoever, without right enters or remains in or upon the dwelling house, ...
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Is it trespassing if you unlock a door to which you found the key?

I'm not looking for legal advice. I live in a shared house. Each bedroom has a lock on the door. I keep finding keys in communal areas, for example keys in the bottom of a cupboards. The keys look ...
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If you purchase the keys to a room/house/building, do you have the legal right to enter?

In a TV show, one of the characters buys a storage locker. In that storage locker are keys. Then he goes to the place that the keys open and lets himself in. My question is this: By purchasing the ...
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Consequence for injury of child trespasser [closed]

My friend and I brought a rental house last year in Philadelphia, PA., and it was under construction for few months. While the house was under work, the kids from the neighborhood trespassed to my ...
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Trespassing in Portugal

In Portugal, if people trespass property, what are the legal implications? Example 1: If a person opens my gate and enters my yard to knock on my door, is he trespassing? Example 2: If a person ...
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Is urban exploration legal? Even if so, should I do it?

Intro When I go exploring, I often find abandoned buildings, farms, factories. Near where I live, it's easy to find abandoned buildings in the mountains or the National Park. I have an interest in ...
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Am I liable if trespassers on my private property injure themselves?

If people trespass on my property (i.e. walk through my backyard without my permission) and they get injured (i.e. trip and break an arm or a tree branch falls on their head), am I liable under ...
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Do milk crates have registered owners?

Is there an actual milk crate registration system? What is the law by which use by other than the registered owner is punishable? Is there an index I can use to see who these milk crates are ...
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Trespassing or Public Property?

I'll start with some background info for my question. I'm a photojournalist based in Michigan. I was on (what appeared to be) a public sidewalk. I was taking photos of the Oakland County Jail for a ...
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Getting the neighbor kids off my lawn?

We've had 4 sets of neighbors kids grow up around us with no issue. Nice kids, nice parents, etc. The latest family has two young boys who like to camp out on my lawn and in my garden. I'm aware of ...
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Can a mayor or a Common Council issue a temporary no trespassing order at an unsafe location?

Related question: How is an area deemed unsafe and needing to be cordoned off? An individual property owner can set up No Trespassing signs at the required intervals, and then law enforcement can ...
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How is an area deemed unsafe and needing to be cordoned off?

How is an area deemed unsafe and needing to be cordoned off? Would it be the person at the top of the law enforcement agency (police chief or sheriff) who would make the decision that a particular ...
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What's to stop a homeless person living in a church or a mosque?

Aren't churches and mosques basically public places of worship? Couldn't a homeless man just claim he is doing an extensive period of praying? Sorry if this question sounds ignorant or dumb. I'm ...