Is The Failure to Leave a Public Building Considered Trespassing?
After hours, one must leave a public building if a guard gives that instruction, and the person has no lawful reason to be present. During business hours, a person without lawful business must leave if a guard or government official tells them to, or the person is being disruptive. Knowledgeable criminal defense lawyers in Baltimore MD understand that a verbal notice to stay off private property need only be give once, and is good for all time. Notice to leave public property is effective for only the occasion in issue. Johnson v. State, 356 MD 498.
-This Article was updated by Eric Kirk on 2/10/20.