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Q: My friend and I are 14. There is a field behind her house. Is it trespassing if we didn't know someone owned it then?

When we saw cows, we wanted to see if someone owned the field. The owner never noticed us, or if they did they didn't do anything. We eventually found out that that field is owned by somebody. We haven't gone there since.

Joseph Jaap answered on Jul 10, 2017

Every square inch is owned by somebody. It is trespassing whether you know who owns it or not. Don't go where you don't have permission. It is especially dangerous to go in a field with cows or other animals. And don't go in a field with a single cow. It could be a bull, and they are... Read more »

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Q: If someone damages a farmers pasture is that considered vandalism?

Matthew Williams answered on Mar 30, 2015

Such a person could face charges for vandalism, criminal damage, criminal trespassing, criminal mischief, and potentially breaking and entering or even burglary depending upon the exact circumstances, whether any structure was entered, and the amount of damage done or intended.

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