Your Child Accused of Trespassing

If your child enters another person’s vehicle without permission, they may be charged with felony Trespassing. Often times a child is charged with trespassing into a vehicle with a group of friends after they decide to “check the doors” of cars to see if they are unlocked. Remember, if just one friend opens a car door and enters, all the friends involved may be charged with trespassing, even if only one child actually entered the car. The prosecutor may not care that your child was only the “lookout.” Often times the prosecutor will seek the same punishment for every child involved in the trespass, regardless of their level of participation in the crime.