Criminal trespass in Massachusetts exists under more than one Massachusetts statute.

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We have blogged about what would be referred to as the “general” criminal trespass statute, but there is one specifically addressing those “willfully and maliciously” entering a garden or the like, and destroying or stealing. It can be found in section 115 of chapter 266 of the Massachusetts General Laws; the general criminal trespass statute in Massachusetts can be found at section 120 of chapter 266.

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