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Updated: Oct 11, 2022

What must be established to be charged with an offence of trespass?

Everyone has the right to privacy. If this right is violated in a private dwelling or a business premises, a trespass may be committed.

Entering a place without a lawful excuse could constitute as a trespass.

The Penalties for Trespassing

A first time offence may result in a fine or bond release if the circumstances of the offence did not include any aggravating factors. These factors can include causing loss, committing another offence, or organised trespass.

The maximum penalty for this offence is one year imprisonment or 20 penalty unit fines, amounting to approximately $2,757.00.

Other penalties may include community service or a period of probation.

Attending Court in Queensland

If you are charged with trespass, you will be required to attend court. It’s important to be aware of the correct rules, etiquette and proper representation if you are to attend court in Queensland.

Going to court? Here’s what to expect.

Attending court can be a daunting ordeal. Therefore, having an idea of what you can expect may alleviate stress.

There is useful information to get yourself up to speed on the expected etiquette on the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts on the Queensland Courts website.

However, for the best representation and guidance, we advise that you seek professional assistance from our qualified team at Creevey Russell Lawyers.

What do you do if you’ve been charged with a criminal offence in Queensland?

If you have been charged with a trespass offence in Queensland you will need to obtain professional and trustworthy legal representation from a criminal lawyer you can trust.

Please contact Creevey Russell Lawyers’ Crime and Misconduct team as soon as you are able to. We can discuss your situation in detail to assist you in obtaining the best result possible. We fight for you, no matter the case.

Creevey Russell Lawyers Toowoomba, Townsville, Roma, Brisbane

Our dedicated Crime & Misconduct team and Traffic Offences team now have offices in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Roma, and Townsville. We provide expert representation to all.

With more than 50 years of combined experience in criminal law matters, we have a proven record of achieving outstanding results for our clients.


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