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Arizona Criminal Trespass Attorneys

In Arizona, the crimes of criminal trespass and burglary are two different offenses and each is broken down into degrees depending largely on the location and situation of the trespass or burglary.  A.R.S. § 1501 et seq.

  • Criminal Trespass in the Third Degree;
    • Occurs when a person knowingly enters or remains after a reasonable request to leave by the owner;
  • Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree;
    • Occurs when a person knowingly enters or remains in a non residential structure;
  • Criminal Trespass in the First Degree;
    • Occurs when a person knowingly enters or remains unlawfully in residential structure or yard;
  • Burglary in the Third Degree;
    • Occurs when a person enters or remains in (or on) a non residential structure or in a fenced yard with the intent to commit theft or any felony;
  • Burglary in the Second Degree;
    • Occurs when a person enters or remains in (or on) a residential structure with the intent to commit theft or any felony;
  • Burglary in the First Degree;
    • Occurs when a person enters or remains in (or on) a non residential structure or in a fenced yard or residential structure with the intent to commit theft or any felony while in possession of explosives, a deadly weapon, or dangerous instrument.

Arizona Carries Severe Penalties for Criminal Trespass and Burglary

The State of Arizona, including the cities of Phoenix, Chandler and Scottsdale, all prosecute Criminal Trespass and Burglary and there are significant penalties for each – ranging from a class 3 misdemeanor to a class 2 felony.

Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. has Experience That Counts

With such harsh consequences it is critical to obtain experienced legal representation as soon as possible.   The Arizona Criminal Trespass Attorneys at Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. have extensive experience in all facets of property crime cases.  Our attorneys bring invaluable insight and experience to your case.

The Phoenix Burglary Lawyers at Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. will provide an aggressive defense strategy tailored to your individual needs with discreet and professional representation.  Don’t let a property crime ruin your life.  We can help.

If you or someone you know is facing property crime charges, please contact our office at
602-510-9999 to schedule a FREE consultation with a defense attorney.  Serious Property Crimes Require a Serious Defense!