Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we are staying sensative to our clients' needs and are always available 24/7 to meet with you by phone, by video, by email, or in person as needed. 
Have You Been Charged With a Criminal Crime? Attain Targeted Legal Help.

Work with attorneys who understand the complexities of criminal defense and who can successfully fight to protect your rights.

Arrested for Criminal Trespassing in Phoenix?

The Arizona Revised Statutes: Criminal Trespass Laws

The moment a person refuses to leave the premises after being lawfully asked or ordered to leave, they could be charged with the crime of criminal trespassing. If you are the victim of such accusations, contact MayesTelles PLLC right away for excellent legal representation.

Also known as "loitering," criminal trespassing can be committed in one of three different degrees, each with its own penalties:

  • Third degree trespassing (A.R.S. §13-1502):
    • Entering or remaining on any real property after being lawfully asked by the owner to leave the property or where there is reasonable notice prohibiting entry
    • Class 3 misdemeanor, punishable by 30 days imprisonment
  • Second degree trespassing (A.R.S. §13-1503):
    • Entering or remaining on or in nonresidential property or a fenced commercial yard
    • Class 2 misdemeanor, punishable by four months imprisonment
  • First degree trespassing (A.R.S. §13-1504):
    • Entering or remaining in or on a residential structure
    • Entering or remaining in or on property and defacing or destroying a religious symbol
    • Entering or remaining in or on a critical public service facility (telephone/gas companies, law enforcement agencies, fire departments, etc.)
    • The above are class 6 felonies, punishable by six months to 1.5 years imprisonment, or up to 2 years for an aggravated offense
    • Entering or remaining in a fenced residential yard
    • Entering a residential yard to look into a residential structure and infringe on the privacy of the inhabitants
    • The above are class 1 misdemeanors, punishable by six months imprisonment

Want to avoid these penalties? Fight for freedom by calling a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer at MayesTelles PLLC.


Fight False Charges of Criminal Trespassing

As property owners, anyone has the right to ask another person to leave their property. It is also a grievous violation of a person's privacy when someone unlawfully enters their home or residential yard. These are the reasons why criminal trespassing is so harshly punished in Arizona state law. However, it is also quite possible for a person to make false accusations against another person out of anger or fear.

Contact a Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer Today!

Allow us to review your case today, and we could tell you what legal action you could take to fight your charges and have them reduced or dismissed altogether. We have experience in all areas of criminal defense, including having a detailed understanding of prosecution. Attorney David V. Telles is a former prosecutor and could see things from your opponent's point of view, allowing him to strengthen your defense and fight for you more effectively.

Need thorough, well-rounded legal representation? Call MayesTelles PLLC at (602) 428-7104 to consult with a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer.

For a Free Review of Your Legal Matter, Contact our Phoenix Criminal Attorneys Today 24/7!

Why Hire Our Firm 

  • Over 100 Years of Combined Experience
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Former Major Crimes Prosecutors & Law Enforcement
  • Available 24/7
  • Voted Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Thousands of Cases Handled

Contact Us 

We're Available 24/7
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.

Testimonials 

  • “I sure hope to never get in trouble again but when I did I put my money and trust in MayesTelles. Not only do they listen, they CARE! As if it was them in my shoes! They don't judge you or make you feel uncomfortable and you can sit back and relax while th”

    - L. M.
  • “Choosing MayesTelles was a great choice which has put my mind at ease.”

    - E.W.
  • “Got myself in some trouble and David Lish pulled me right out. He was really good at making me feel comfortable and helping me understand exactly what was going on with my case. David made my Felony go down to a misdemeanor and allowed me to come home to N”

    - Elizabeth
  • “Zach turned hell to heaven (not guilty) for me and I will never say enough thank you for the fantastic job he did!!!!! Zach thank you”

    - SG
  • “David Telles is the best lawyer in my experience. It was a pretty big case,but he handled it very professionally.”

    - Hanna
/