What is the law on Criminal Trespass in Lenexa Municipal Court?


Criminal trespass is entering or remaining upon or in any land, structure, vehicle, aircraft or watercraft other than railroad property by a person who knows he is not authorized or privileged to do so and:

  1. Such person enters or remains therein in defiance of an order not to enter or to leave such premises or property personally communicated to such person by the owner thereof or other authorized person; or

  2. Such premises or property is posted as provided in K.S.A. 32-1013, and amendments thereto, or in any other manner reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders or is locked or fenced or otherwise enclosed or shut or secured against passage or entry; or

  3. Such person enters or remains therein in defiance of a restraining order issued by a court of competent jurisdiction, and the restraining order has been personally served upon the person so restrained.

  4. Such person enters or remains upon or in any public or private land or structure in a manner that interferes with access to or from any health care facility by a person who knows such person is not authorized or privileged to do so and such person enters or remains thereon or therein in defiance of an order not to enter or to leave such land or structure personally communicated to such person by the owner of the health care facility or other authorized person.

  5. As used in this section:

    1. “Health care facility” means any licensed medical care facility, certificated health maintenance organization, licensed mental health center or mental health clinic, licensed psychiatric hospital or other facility or office where services of a health care provider are provided directly to patients; and

    2. "health care provider" means any person;

      1. Licensed to practice a branch of the healing arts;

      2. licensed to practice psychology;

      3. licensed to practice professional or practical nursing;

      4. licensed to practice dentistry;

      5. licensed to practice optometry;

      6. licensed to practice pharmacy;

      7. registered to practice podiatry;

      8. licensed as a social worker; or

      9. registered to practice physical therapy.

  6. This section shall not apply to a land surveyor, licensed pursuant to article 70 of chapter 74 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto, and such surveyor's authorized agents and employees who enter upon lands, waters and other premises in the making of a survey.

  7. Upon a conviction for a violation of subsection C, a person shall be sentenced to not less than 48 consecutive hours of imprisonment which must be served as a condition of any grant of probation or suspension, reduction of sentence or parole.

Violation of this Section shall constitute a public offense and is punishable as set forth in Article 3-9-J of this Chapter.

Possible Punishment

*Class B Violations are punishable by up to 180 days in the Johnson County Jail, however, most Class B Violations are eligible for probation

What should you do if you are charged with Criminal Trespass in Lenexa Municipal Court?

You're already on the right path, researching your problem. If you are ever presented with a problem you don't readily have a solution to, like being charged with Criminal Trespass, it's best to begin by gathering as much credible information as possible. When charged with Criminal Trespass in Lenexa, reading the Lenexa Municipal Code on Criminal Trespass is a good place to start. All the information you need isn't in the text of the municipal code alone. You need to take a deep dive into the law on criminal trespass. Here is a write up answering common questions with criminal trespass cases written by a lawyer with extensive experience with criminal trespass cases. After you've gathered and digested as much relevant information as possible it's time to sit down with a criminal defense lawyer with experience in Lenexa Municipal Court. You'll now have a good base knowledge to ask intelligent questions to the lawyer, remember, there is only so much information you can gather from reading up on the law, rely on your lawyers experience to understand how Lenexa actually deal with these cases. As well as, ask your lawyer about the personalities involved in the court and how you can best present yourself and your case if warranted.