How Much is a Trespassing Fine?

A trespassing fine in Washington State can vary. If you get charged with criminal trespassing in the first degree, then that's a $5,000 fine as the maximum. If you get charged with criminal trespassing in the second degree, a thousand dollar fine is the maximum. Criminal trespassing in the first degree means you were remaining unlawfully in a building. You were in a building and someone told you to leave; that's the most likely thing. You might be at the bar and they're saying, "Get out of the bar," and you don't get out of the bar. The officers come, they arrest you for criminal trespass first degree. Criminal trespass second degree is you're on some property where they don't want you to be but you're not in a building. You're on a parking lot somewhere, they want you to leave; you don't leave, that's criminal trespassing in the second degree. If you get a good attorney, criminal trespass charges can usually be handled in a way pretty favorable for the defendant. If you get charged with criminal trespass, please contact our office as soon as possible. We have the staff and the attorneys and the experience necessary to try to get you the best possible defense and make sure you don't have to pay any fine for your criminal trespass charge.