The crime of trespass can be charged as trespass in a structure or conveyance (car) OR trespass on property. For purposes of trespass to a structure or car, the crime requires that you willfully entered or remained in a structure or car owned by another, without being authorized, licensed, or invited to do so. If, at one time, you were authorized, licensed, or invited to enter or remain and you willfully refused to leave after being warned to leave, you may be arrested for trespass. In order for a trespass to a structure or conveyance charge to be valid in Florida, you must actually be in the structure or automobile. Obviously, if you are not physically in or on property that you have been warned not to trespass in or on, you should not be arrested for trespass.
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