Criminal trespass in the First Degree is defined under A.R.S. 13-1504.
A person commits criminal trespass in the first degree by intentionally doing the following things:
Criminal trespass in the 1st degree is where a person enters or remains in a residential building (apartment or house) or fenced-in the residential yard without permission. It is also against the law to enter or remain in certain public service buildings without permission.
Criminal Trespass is defined under Chapter 15 of Title 13 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. Criminal trespass is committed when a person “knowingly” enters or remaining unlawfully on any real property (land, building, etc.).
Criminal trespass can also be committed when a person is given a reasonable request to leave the property by law enforcement, the owner of the property, or a person having lawful control of the property and knowingly remains unlawfully on the property.
Burglary is committed when a person commits Criminal Trespass and also intends to commit a felony or theft on the property in question.
Criminal Trespassing in the First Degree can be punishable as a Class 5 or as a Class 6 Felony if committed inside a residential structure or on the property of another to deface (destroy) a religious property or a critical public services facility. Any other type of criminal trespass charge is a misdemeanor.
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