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Asked on: 4/02/09, 3:47 pm

140.05 Trespass Violation

I was in the passenger side of my friend's car. He was dropping me off at my apartment and pulled into a lot near my residence. A cop pulled up to the car and gave us both a summons, stating we had trespassed (140.05).

It was dark, and I did not see ''no trespassing'' signs, but there are in fact such signs there (I later went back to check). As I was not driving, I was obviously not looking for signs.

My summons is in 2 months; I am not sure how to proceed. One of my friends said wait, ask for an ACD, and then plead not guilty if that does not work.

1.) How likely is it to receive an ACD, and how would I go about getting one?

2.) How difficult would it be to plead my case of ''not guilty?''

My record is impeccable (not even a speeding ticket). In addition to the aforementioned questions: What is the best way to proceed?

Any advice/guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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