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Trespass

In law, trespass can be:

  • the criminal act of entering another person's land or property without permission of the owner or lessee;
  • a civil law tort that may be a valid cause of action to seek judicial relief and possibly damages through a lawsuit - see trespass to land.
  • 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.

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