Missouri Trespass Laws: Trespass in the First Degree

Topics: Property, Trespass, Felony Pages: 2 (677 words) Published: May 3, 2012
Trespass in the first degree. (569.140)

1. A person commits the crime of trespass in the first degree if he knowingly enters unlawfully or knowingly remains unlawfully in a building or inhabitable structure or upon real property. 2. A person does not commit the crime of trespass in the first degree by entering or remaining upon real property unless the real property is fenced or otherwise enclosed in a manner designed to exclude intruders or as to which notice against trespass is given by: (1) Actual communication to the actor; or

(2) Posting in a manner reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders. 3. Trespass in the first degree is a class B misdemeanor.
Trespass in the second degree. (569.150)

1. A person commits the offense of trespass in the second degree if he enters unlawfully upon real property of another. This is an offense of absolute liability. 2. Trespass in the second degree is an infraction.

Private land, permission of owner needed to fish, hunt, or trap, penalty for violation. (578.520) 1. No person shall fish, hunt, or trap upon or retrieve wildlife from any private land that is not owned or in the possession of such person without permission from the owner or lessee of such land. 2. Any person who violates the provisions of this section is guilty of a class B misdemeanor. 3. Any person who knowingly enters or remains on private property for the purpose of hunting, fishing, trapping, or retrieving wildlife in violation of subsection 1 of this section may, in addition to the penalty in subsection 2 of this section, be required by the court to surrender and deliver any license or permit issued by the department of conservation to hunt, fish, or trap. The court shall notify the conservation commission of any conviction under this section and request the commission take necessary action to revoke all privileges to hunt, fish, or trap for at least one year from the date of conviction.

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