Lehi, UT asked in Criminal Law and Real Estate Law for Utah

Q: How do i prevent someone from coming onto my property when they have been verbally instructed not to but still do.

There has been physical altercation between the individual and one of the residents as well. Despite numerous times of being told to not come onto our property or into our home the individual has continued to do so. It is the boyfriend of one of our children. Neither are residents.

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Mr Aric M Cramer Sr.

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • St. George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: This is not a criminal law issue or question.

Mike Branum

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: While it is possible that the entry would fall under criminal trespass, the complication arises if you are allowing your child to stay on the property for extended periods / overnight. If you are allowing your child to stay, the boyfriend may have a reasonable defense that he was invited by your child. If your child does not respect you enough to comply with your request that the boyfriend not be on your property, maybe it is time for her to go. Make sure you use the proper procedures for evicting her so she cannot claim wrongful eviction.

I do not envy you. This is a tough situation.

Brent J Huff agrees with this answer

Brent J Huff

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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • SLC, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: It might be a good idea to send them a formal letter telling them that they are not welcome on your property and that you are "trespassing" them from the property. Of course, as long as daughter is dating this person, it may be impossible to keep them from affecting your life.

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