California law punishes "every person who willfully commits a trespass". A trespasser is someone who intentionally invades or stays on another's property without permission or right. Also, the trespasser must display the intent of interfering with that property.
The law establishes a vast medley of situations that are considered trespassing. These are some of the trespassing misdemeanors for which the San Diego Superior Court has set bail amounts:
- Trespassing on railroad or rail transit property
- Trespassing upon private business premises
- Trespass with the intent of interfering
- Trespass when asked to leave w/specific prior conviction
- Trespass into an unoccupied dwelling
- Trespass into an inhabited dwelling
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Trespassing Bail Bonds Costs and Penalties in San Diego County
Bail amounts can vary for trespassing but generally range from $250 to $2,500.
A trespasser can be punished:
- With up to six months in county jail.
- Also, he or she can pay a fine of up to $1,000.
- Or can be sentenced to both jail time and fine payment.
Trespass in San Diego County: Case Examples
- The defendant entered a house along with three friends. As they were partying, the owner showed up and asked them out. Because they refused and uttered threats, the owner called the Police, and they were arrested for trespassing.
- Protesting the way a business treats woman workers, the defendant set up a table in the business parking lot, intending to collect signatures for her cause. Although she did not have permission, she placed her table in an entryway, blocking the passing. She was charged with trespassing because she interfered with the business' activity.
- After disagreements with a tenant, the landlord blocked his entry into the apartment and changed the locks. As the tenant had complied with all his obligations, the landlord was charged with trespassing.
- Dissatisfied with a cafe house's services and after a quarrel with the owner, the defendant started coming into the cafe house and harassing customers. As he was causing a disturbance and interfered with the activity, the police were called and he was charged with trespassing.
- After he quarreled with his wife, a man left home and set up a sleeping bag in a building's unused storage place, committing trespass.
- Running out of space in his own backyard, the defendant deposited some heavy materials in his neighbor's backyard for one day, without asking for permission. Although the materials were removed quickly, no damage was caused to the property and the neighbor was not inconvenienced, he committed trespass because the land was another's property.