Trespassing Criminal Defense Attorney to Fight your South Florida Charge 

We know facing trespassing charges can feel overwhelming, but Rossen Law Firm is here to lend a helping (and experienced) hand. 

trespassing is a common property crime in South Florida - a trespass sign stands in a field

What is a Trespassing Crime in Florida?

Trespassing happens when someone enters or remains on any property without permission. 

Legally, a Trespass occurs when a person willfully enters upon or remains in any property other than a structure or conveyance without permission or when notice against entering or remaining is provided. 


A Trespass in Structure or Conveyance is usually charged as a second degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in jail

When a Trespass on Property Other Than a Structure or Conveyance occurs, or a person is present in the structure at the time of the trespass, then it is considered a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in jail

When a defendant carries a firearm or other dangerous weapon in the course of any criminal trespass, the violation can be charged as a third-degree felony with a maximum prison term of up to 5 years.


If you’re facing a trespassing charge - you’ve come to the right place. Rossen Law Firm has extensive experience providing a compassionate and expert defense to trespassing charges. 

We understand that we’re defending your freedom, criminal record and future and we work our hardest to keep your life and your record intact. We always go above and beyond in every case we take because your success is our success.                                                           

Give our office a call if you’re facing trespassing charges. We’ll listen to your story, discuss the best course of action for you and see what resources may help you. One mistake shouldn’t have the power to ruin your life - and we’ll fight to make sure it doesn’t. 

Trespassing Defenses

  • Open to the Public: When a person enters a dwelling that is “open to the public,” it is consensual. The person has a right to remain in the structure unless the State can prove that the consent was withdrawn.
  • Consent: Commonly seen when multiple people use a property, the question of consent can be raised if one person gave the defendant consent without others knowing they were authorized. Consent to enter is an affirmative defense for the crime of Trespassing.
  • Mistaken Identity: Mistaken identity is another common trespassing defense, as many cases depend on spotting a suspect in less than ideal conditions.

Free Trespassing Criminal Defense Strategy Session in Fort Lauderdale

We handle trespassing cases of all types. We know how to protect your rights and provide you with a personalized and aggressive defense to your criminal charges.

Our firm offers FREE strategy sessions so you know how we’ll fight your case to get the best possible result. 

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