Have you been asked to leave a bar, nightclub, restaurant or other commercial establishment? If so, you could be arrested for trespass after warning if you choose to return.
In some instances, Florida's trespass law creates an unfair burden on people who mean no harm. You may have been arrested for trying to regain entry to a concert after a fight erupted and a security guard wrongfully singled you out as someone involved in the scuffle. You may have been asked to leave a bar and you return to simply retrieve your wallet or personal property. If the police do not give you a chance to tell your side of the story, you could be in for a long night. Even if you did return to an establishment without permission, you probably never even realized that you might be committing a crime.
If you have been charged with trespass after warning, contact the Law Offices of Mark L. Horwitz in Orlando, Florida. We are here to help. With more than 50 years of combined experience in criminal defense, we can provide the vigorous defense you need.
Do Not Plead Guilty
Since trespass after warning is a misdemeanor offense, you may feel inclined to just plead guilty as long as the prosecution agrees not to ask for any jail time. You would be making a big mistake if you plead guilty without having an experienced attorney review your case for any defenses you may have and try to negotiate an agreed upon sentence.
Pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge means that you will have a criminal charge on your record. The next time you apply for a job, a college, or a professional license, it could come back to haunt you.
Let us put our experience to work for you. In misdemeanor cases such as criminal trespassing, we may be able to negotiate a plea agreement that will enable you to avoid a criminal conviction, even if you were guilty of violating the law. If you were arrested for disorderly conduct or resisting arrest because you were confused and angry, we can defend you against those charges as well.
Contact Our Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers
To schedule a consultation with one of our Orlando trespass defense attorneys, call 407-401-7224 or 866-784-0023. You may also contact us by e-mail.