What Is Criminal Trespass In The Third Degree, And What Penalties Could I Face For A Conviction In Kentucky?

March 25th, 2014 by Attorney Dan Carman

In Kentucky, the offense of criminal trespass in the third (3rd) degree occurs when a person “knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in or upon premises.” (KRS 511.080).

Many factors could affect your sentence if you are convicted, including the facts of your case and any prior offenses you may have in the past. Criminal trespass in the third (3rd) degree is a violation, so a typical sentence upon conviction would include a fine. However, even if the prosecution has evidence of this violation sufficient to convict you, you may be eligible for a diversion program. You should consult an attorney in this situation to discuss your potential defenses and options.

If you (or a loved one) have been arrested in Kentucky, or in the Lexington area in particular, call my office at (859) 685-1055 for a free consultation with an experienced Lexington, Kentucky Criminal Lawyer.