What Are Michigan's Trespassing Laws?

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Fotolia.com"> jQuery(document).ready(function(){ jQuery('#jsArticleStep1 span.image a:first').attr('href','http://i.ehow.com/images/a06/73/le/michigan_s-trespassing-laws_-1.1-800X800.jpg'); }); Trespass may be either a tort or a crime Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary defines trespass as the act of entering a person's property without consent. It states that trespass may be either a tort or a crime. A tort is a civil wrong that may result in a lawsuit. Criminal trespass may be either a misdemeanor or a felony, both punishable by fines, imprisonment or both. Recreational Trespass The Recreational Trespass Act applies to specific types of trespass. One type of recreational trespass involves a person entering the non-farming property of another to engage in recreational activity without the owner's consent. That type of property must be either fenced or otherwise enclosed, or posted with a sign prohibiting trespassing that meets certain requirements. Another type of recreational ... more
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