Criminal Trespass & Criminal Mischief: Definitions & Laws


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For a person to be charged with criminal trespass, it must be proven that the person did not have _____.

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1. Steve is an avid hunter and finds a wooded area that he wants to hunt. There are signs all around the property that read NO TRESPASSING. Steve enters the property regardless and is later arrested. It can be proven that Steve acted _____.

2. Criminal trespass law covers more than just entering someone's property, a person can also be charged with this crime for _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how much you know about criminal mischief and criminal trespass. Complete this mobile-friendly quiz and answer questions on proving that a person can be charged with criminal trespass and the term for the actions of a person who hunted on a property clearly marked 'NO TRESPASSING.'

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be required to answer questions on the following:

  • One way a person can be charged with criminal trespass other than entering a person's property illegally
  • Violation of the criminal mischief code
  • Reason a person can be charged with criminal mischief after getting a notice of foreclosure and breaking windows in their home

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson on criminal mischief and criminal trespass, including an example of a violation of the criminal mischief code
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the actions of a person who enters a property that's clearly marked 'NO TRESPASSING' and the reason a person can be charged with criminal mischief after they break windows in their home that has just gone into foreclosure
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way it can be proven that a person is guilty of criminal trespass

Additional Learning

Find out more about the two criminal offenses in the lesson called Criminal Trespass & Criminal Mischief: Definitions & Laws. These topics will be explored:

  • Consideration of a person's mental state before charging them with criminal trespass
  • Reckless actions of an offender
  • Examples of criminal mischief and its variations by state