Trespass Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Trespass, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Trespass?

Trespass is entering into another person’s property without permission of the owner or legal authority and causing damages no matter how slight.If it is with an illegal attempt it is crime, it can also be a civil wrong (tort) such as dumping waste or removing trees on the property.In addition to damages, a court may grant an injunction prohibiting any further continuing, repeated or permanent trespass