Q: What penalties should I expect for a first offence criminal trespassing?
There is no criminal record other than a ticket for insurance on a vehicle no prior trespassing charges and was in jail for 5 days before bonding out on the trespassing charges. What kind of penalty can she be looking at?
A: I recommend consulting with a criminal defense attorney for an informed and professional discussion of possible plea and/or sentencing expectations. It would be both impracticable and likely unprofessional to guess at what a particular DA's Office might offer in the way of a plea agreement or what a particular district judge might order in the way of a sentence, particularly not knowing the circumstances of the alleged offense.
LA R.S. 14:63 provides that the sentence for a first offense is a $100-$500 fine and/or up to 30 days imprisonment. Any confinement ordered could be suspended and probation would be an option. Again, consult with a criminal defense attorney for a better informed and more detailed discussion. Good luck.
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