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Carson123987
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trespassing question UPDATE

my parents live in fernewood in lafayette. in the way back, there's this giant gully that leads to this cleared out wooded area that is cut off by a chain. my 4 wheeler fits under the chain.

I went back there despite the chain and it's tons of 4 wheeler trails, mud piles, paths through the woods, and big trenches. it's amazing. No signs of the people building anything, and it's been pretty static for a few years. Think I'm gonna go ride back there later on.

If I would happen to get caught, could I say I got back there from a way other than under the chain and that I didn't see any trespassing signs? There are none up ANYWHERE and I could defiintely see someone getting back there and not knowing about the chain.


On another note, how would I go about finding the owner and asking his permission to ride?

TIA
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El Josey Wales
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Check with Tiger79


JAB528
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Or angus.


Ice Cream Sammich
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All private land in Louisiana is posted.

Go to the courthouse and pull up the records to see who owns it. If they have had problems in the past and you get caught, it wont be good for you.

ETA: One might not know about the gate and go around it, but one knows for sure that they do not own that land. Just like shooting a gun through your door is not okay, you must know whats behind it.
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KingRanch
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You gonna get raped


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El Josey Wales
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Or angus.


Angus's views on trespassing vary greatly from 79's.


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Carson123987
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If they have had problems in the past and you get caught, it wont be good for you.


what kind of fine would i be looking at?


greasemonkey
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Might go to jail not just a fine if I've had enough problems


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Ice Cream Sammich
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Confiscation of your ATV, confiscation of your truck, charged with trespassing, taken and held in jail until the property owners can be contacted, etc.

This the worse case scenario, but possible.


FelicianaTigerfan
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If it aint your land and you are on it without permission its trespassing no matter how you got there.

Tax assessors office will have the info on who owns it


CBDTigerFan
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Paging Tiger79


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Carson123987
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confiscation is only on 3rd and after offense

quote:

G. The following penalties shall be imposed for a violation of this Section:

(1) For the first offense, the fine shall be not less than one hundred dollars and not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisonment for not more than thirty days, or both.

(2) For the second offense, the fine shall be not less than three hundred dollars and not more than seven hundred fifty dollars, or imprisonment for not more than ninety days, or both.

(3) For the third offense and all subsequent offenses, the fine shall be not less than five hundred dollars and not more than one thousand dollars, or imprisonment for not less than sixty days and not more than six months, or both, and forfeiture to the law enforcement authority of any property seized in connection with the violation.


Ill take the chance this afternoon and see what its like back there. If it's badass, I'm gonna get in touch with landowner and ask his permission to ride


Carson123987
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Word, thanks


Ice Cream Sammich
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Green Jeans will confiscate your ATV and truck if they want to. Try it.


JAB528
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Green Jeans will confiscate your ATV and truck if they want to. Try it.


FACT. I know a not so smart individual this happened to. And to top it off he spent the night in jail.
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FelicianaTigerfan
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Also keep in mind if caught, any ruts etc could be put on you as damage to property


Ice Cream Sammich
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Dont get me wrong, Ive done it before. Never got caught and damn good thing. It would have kept me from getting my job with the state and now my current job. Also, I could have not afforded the fines.


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NimbleCat
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re: trespassing question UPDATE
Look at it from another angle. Do you want to be listing this arrest on your CC application? Do you want to risk getting denied a CCL? If you have a gun and are trespassing in TX, I believe it gets bumped up to a felony???


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Tiger 79
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ALL frickIN LAND IS OWNED BY SOMEONE IF YOU DON'T HAVE PERMISSION STAY THE frick OFF




Carson123987
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re: trespassing question UPDATE
UPDATE: My friend's grandpa owns the land. His little sister has huge parties back there all the time. I'm free to ride


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