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In law, trespass can be:
In some jurisdictions trespassing is an infraction or misdemeanor covered by a criminal code. In other jurisdictions, it is not considered a crime or penal in nature. Property is protected from trespass under civil law and privacy acts. In England and Wales, despite the prevalence of notices asserting that "trespassers will be prosecuted", unless the trespass is aggravated in some way, it will only be a civil wrong.