Oviedo, FL asked in Criminal Law and Municipal Law for Florida

Q: If I entered a gated community in Florida with no trespassing signs but didn’t enter anyone’s property is that trespass

If I entered a gated community, in Florida that has no trespassing signs, but did not enter anyone’s private property only hanged out on the communities playground and did not leave when asked by a homeowner is that considered trespassing?

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A: Absolutely! Gated communities have private streets that are owned by the community. They do not need trespassing signs. The fact that there are gates are your notice you need to be an owner or invited into the community.

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes. When there is a no trespassing sign at the front of the gated community, the entire community is a no trespassing area. You have absolutely no legal right whatsoever to enter the gated community. None. Don't go back, because you could (and should) be arrested for trespassing.

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