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


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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