Flushing, NY asked in Civil Litigation for New York

Q: Violation?

Can a bank sue you if you trespass on their property? I accidentally did it first time and nothing happened.

But then I contacted the executives, and applied +was invited in for an interview, and they said I can come in, when invited for an interview. (Recruiters told me this as well.)

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: This is posted under "Criminal Law" but the question involves a civil action. The criminal law attorneys could advise on any criminal aspects, if applicable. I can't advise on that. In terms of the civil aspect of being sued in a lawsuit, it is always possible when entering the property of another without permission. But it seems unlikely, since you seem to have been there in connection with an interview. Going there to interview would create a relationship of invitee more than trespasser. It's common for people to visit a place of interview before the actual meeting to see if a job commute is practical. Also, banks can be busy during normal business hours, and it seems unlikely that anyone would bother to single someone out who is not loitering or acting suspiciously in that flow of traffic. Good luck

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