Logan, UT asked in Criminal Law and Employment Law for Utah

Q: If I am a teacher and I get charged with criminal trespass, can I get fired?

I was on a hike with my kids and there are some abandoned water towers that have no trespassing signs. So of course we had to go and check it out. When we got done with our hike a police officer was waiting for us and gave me a citation for criminal trespass and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. I'm a teacher at the Juvenile Detention Center in Logan, Utah. What will happen? Will I lose my job or get demoted?

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Margaret Olson
Margaret Olson
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: This is both an employment and criminal law question, but you should deal with the criminal aspect first. Talk to a lawyer about defending against the charges.

The employment question will likely depend upon your employer's policies.

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