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Trespassing Basics

Trespassing is a legal term that can refer to a wide variety of offenses against a person or against property. Trespassing as it relates to real estate law means entering onto land without consent of the landowner. There are both criminal and civil trespass laws. Criminal trespass law is enforced by police, sheriffs, or park rangers. Civil trespass requires that the landowner initiate a private enforcement action in court to collect any damages for which the trespasser may be responsible (regardless of whether a crime has been committed).

Intent and Knowledge Requirements

Traditionally, for either type of trespass — criminal or civil — some level of intent is required. Thus, the trespasser must not simply unwittingly traverse another’s land but must knowingly go onto the property without permission. Knowledge may be inferred when the owner tells the trespasser not to go on the land, when the land is fenced, or when a no trespassing sign is posted. A trespasser would probably not be prosecuted if the land was open, the trespasser’s conduct did not substantially interfere with the owner’s use of the property, and the trespasser left immediately on request.

The landowner may indicate — verbally or in writing — permission to enter onto the land.

The existence of consent may be implied from the landowner’s conduct, from custom, or from the circumstances. Consent may be implied if the landowner was unavailable to give consent, and immediate action is necessary to save a life or prevent a serious injury.

Homeowner Liability: What if a Trespasser Gets Hurt?

As bizarre as this may sound, there are some limited protections for trespassers if they get injured while in the act, so to speak. Homeowners can typically be liable to trespassers if they willfully injured the person or knew or should have known about the presence of frequent trespassers and kept an unsafe condition.

What does all this mean? Well, let’s say you, as a homeowner, set up a booby trap for a trespasser that sets off a shotgun if someone triggers a wire. Now let’s say that happens and it causes severe injuries to the trespasser. While this might seem unjust to some, you may be a liable for the injuries the trespasser sustains. More examples include booby traps, trip wires, bear traps, bamboo tiger pits, and other devices.

What are some things you can legally do? For one, if you are concerned about trespassers coming onto your land, start with a Private Property or No Trespassing sign in a visible place. Not only does it put the trespassers on notice, it conveys your intent to keep your land to yourself and not as a make-shift easement for others. Next, you should consider installing video cameras in the traveled area. The presence of the camera itself can be a deterrent to some. Be sure you are up-to-date on your state’s laws regarding videotaping or filming before installing a camera. You can do this by speaking with a local attorney.

Trespassing Basics: Additional Resources

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Working in the US Virgin Islands

If you are considering moving to the United States Virgin Islands – you’ve made a fantastic choice! However, life in paradise is still governed by rules and regulations. We have provided some tips for that may help you if you plan to move to the USVI and seek employment here.

Professionals and Board Certification

The following professionals require board certification to practice in the Virgin Islands:

  • Construction Site Architects, Engineers and Land Surveyors
  • Barbers, Beauticians and Manicurists
  • Plumbers
  • Electricians
  • Social Workers
  • Public Accountancy
  • Real Estate Appraisers
  • Real Estate Commissioners
  • Construction Contractors

For board certification and licensing information visit Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs.

Tips for Food/Drink Service

People who plan to work in food/drink service need health cards. Health cards are issued at the Community Health Clinic on each island. Requirements are a photo ID, pictures, a social security card and you are required to take a stool test.

Law Professionals

The Virgin Islands District Court provides information for attorneys and other law professionals.

Higher Education in the U.S. Virgin Islands

  • High school diplomas and GEDs are a basic requirement for most jobs in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • The University of the Virgin Islands has a campus on St. Thomas and one on St. Croix.

Disclaimer: This section provides some useful tips, but is not meant to serve as an all-inclusive resource for job requirements of the US Virgin Islands.


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The 39th Annual Spring Atlanta Home Show – March 24-26, 2017 – Cobb Galleria Centre

The largest Home Show in Georgia! Hundreds of participating companies! For THREE days only March 24-26, the Cobb Galleria transforms into a one-stop-shop for all your home improvement needs! For 39 years the Spring Atlanta Home Show has been improving home lifestyles and adding value to your largest single investment, your home. We’re proud of our ability to produce a family friendly environment and welcome you to our home.

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Georgia Landscape presents the Red Hare Backyard Beer Garden! Come learn about landscape design, services and products ranging from grass to fire, flowers to water, patios to recreation areas. You can chat with area experts about local landscape and options for every type of backyard. This is an interactive, educational area designed to give you the information you need to turn your backyard into an outdoor living area to enjoy for years! If all that were not enough, for a $5 donation to Hope Atlanta – the programs of Travelers Aid you can taste your way through this feature. Marietta’s own Red Hare Brewing Company will have SIX of their handcrafted brews available for your approval! Cabot Creamery will also have a sampling of cheeses. So bring your friends, enjoy some great beer and help a worthy cause! » Click here to read more.

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