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Why do many "No Trespassing" signs say "POSTED"?

"Posted" is a Term of Art "Posted" is a term of art in trespass law, specifically meaning that signs forbidding entry have been placed at the borders of a parcel. The page "...
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Why do many "No Trespassing" signs say "POSTED"?

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has a web page about this. If you read the current law you will see the exact wording of the signs is not specified. But in the past, the exact wording of the ...
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Is it legal to accidentally hunt on private property?

Aside from the law regarding trespass, ORS 498.120 specifically forbids hunting on another’s cultivated or enclosed land. The land need not be fenced or posted with "No trespassing" signs: ...
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Why do many "No Trespassing" signs say "POSTED"?

To answer the underlying question (not "why is this done" (because it's legally required to, sometimes), but "why is it legally required"), I believe you need to look at the ...
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Is a sign that only says "POSTED", nothing else, sufficient to be understood as "No Trespassing"?

This varies depending on the specific law of the state or locality involved. In New York, the word "POSTED", along with the name and address of the owner is sufficient to notify people not ...
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Is a sign that only says "POSTED", nothing else, sufficient to be understood as "No Trespassing"?

New York's Department of Environmental Conservation offers direction on "posting" your land, the purpose of which is to identify the boundaries of your private land and to make others aware ...
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What crime am I comitting hot wiring a unprotected vehicle on a public area

colorado You have committed aggravated motor vehicle theft in the second degree in violation of CRS 18-4-409(4): A person commits aggravated motor vehicle theft in the second degree if he or she ...
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Is it legal to accidentally hunt on private property?

There is a difference between unlawful and a crime. For instance, there isn't much doubt that Hilary Clinton's handling of emails was unlawful. However, James Comey came to the conclusion that there ...
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What is the point of saying "no trespassing"?

Trespassing requires knowledge by the trespasser If you are on somebody’s land without knowing you are, or under the impression (which is the default for unenclosed land) that you have permission, you ...
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Is accidental, unknowing tresspassing possible?

Your question goes to a person's state of mind, which gets tricky; the intention of the law is that to be guilty of trespassing a reasonable person would need to know they had entered into or were ...
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What is the point of saying "no trespassing"?

Criminal charges for trespassing, ot civil suits for trespassing, in many jurisdictions requiere that the trespasser not only know that s/he is on private property, but that s/he know that an ...
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Is it legal to accidentally hunt on private property?

Trespass is knowingly entering another owners' property or land without permission, which encroaches on the owners' privacy or property interests. law.cornell.edu/Wex definition of "Trespass&...
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What crime am I comitting hot wiring a unprotected vehicle on a public area

canada Assuming the owner did not consent, the acts you describe would make out the offence of theft (Criminal Code, s. 322) or taking motor vehicle without consent (joyriding) (Criminal Code, s. 335),...
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What crime am I comitting hot wiring a unprotected vehicle on a public area

Larceny, Stealing motor vehicle, vessel, or trailer, and/or Taking a conveyance without the consent of the owner The last is a specific subset of larceny, which removes the element of intent to ...
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Is threatening a trespasser at gunpoint impermissible in UT?

Yes, its impermissible The permitted use of threat of deadly force are spelled out in 76-2-402 which says An individual is justified in threatening or using force against another individual when and ...
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Can the USAF legally prevent me from walking on the beach waterline?

In most cases state laws do not apply to Federal lands according to the Supremacy clause of the Constitution. However, if the land is merely purchased land, such as a military base, then some state ...
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Why do many "No Trespassing" signs say "POSTED"?

The presence of the word "POSTED" on a sign means "REGISTERED" and thus may have special significance in locations that prefer this. This word has many uses to keep the public or ...
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Is accidental, unknowing tresspassing possible?

ORS 105.700 establishes statutory liquidated damages of $1,000 for trespassing (in addition to actual damages), as long as the land is closed and the defendant entered and remained without permission. ...
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Is a sign that only says "POSTED", nothing else, sufficient to be understood as "No Trespassing"?

I assert it is illegal to trespass private property even without a sign in many regions, so beware of local rules. It may be debated, that the sign is unclear to indicate permission or prohibition. ...
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Penalty for trespassing on a gas station parking lot in Kentucky

This violation of KRS 511.080, criminal trespass in the third degree, is a "violation", which results in a fine not more than $250. The fine shall not be imposed if he is indigent pursuant ...
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What would happen if you entered a building and didn’t leave because you didn’t think the person there was the owner?

While the elements of criminal trespass vary from one U.S. state to another, the majority rule is that a good faith belief that you have a claim of a legal right to be present on property (even if you ...
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Penalty for trespassing on a gas station parking lot in Kentucky

Criminal Trespass in Kentucky has three degrees: 511.060 Criminal trespass in the first degree. (1) A person is guilty of criminal trespass in the first degree when he or she knowingly enters or ...
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What responsibility does a museum have to a protestor who glues themself to the wall

In the UK, in general, they would have to take reasonable steps to ensure their safety. A museum has to ensure the safety of legitimate visitors, and also trespassers if it can reasonably foresee a ...
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Is this trespassing on US government property?

Yes, you are trespassing Someone with the ostensible authority of the owner (the security guard) has revoked your permission to be on the property. If you remain in spite of this, you are trespassing. ...
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What crime am I comitting hot wiring a unprotected vehicle on a public area

germany and washington Since you just use the vehicle for a while, this is not theft in Germany, or Washington as a representative of US law. In Germany, this is unlawful taking of a motor-vehicle or ...
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What crime am I comitting hot wiring a unprotected vehicle on a public area

As you omitted a jurisdiction some generic possibilities : What crime would I be charged with? Theft - regardless of whether the vehicle is secured or not. E.g. If I don't lock my car that doesn't ...
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Trespass Law in Illinois

Verbal warning is notice If the owner of a property demands you to leave, that is all the notice they need to give: by stating that you are not or are no longer allowed to be there, you are on notice ...
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Can the USAF legally prevent me from walking on the beach waterline?

You do not have the right to walk on the waterline at Eglin Eglin AFB has water areas you are restricted from, and has signage on beaches where you are not allowed. You cannot lawyer your away out of ...
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Is it legal to "sneak into Mar-a-Lago"?

Florida trespass law is here. It is a crime if one "without being authorized, licensed, or invited, willfully enters or remains in any structure or conveyance" (also, the refuse to depart ...
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