Stadium Trespass

The past year we have seen a significant uptick in trespass and disorderly intoxication arrests in Baltimore City.  Some of these arrests are still occurring at nighttime hot spots like Power Plant Live and in federal hill, but now we are starting to see a larger police presence at places like the Horseshoe Casino, Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium.  Police at these places have much shorter fuses than when out on the street, and are often rough an aggressive when it comes to enforcing their rules.  A simple argument, being noticeably intoxicated, or even just being too loud can result in an arrest, and criminal charges will almost always follow.  And that’s not all, because the casino and the stadium are private property, arrests or citations could have additional consequences such as being permanently banned from the property.  A tough pill to swallow for any Ravens fan, or other football fan going to see a game.

Benjamin Herbst has represented dozens of defendants who have been arrested or cited for trespass, disorderly intoxication, and endangering the safety of another.  Each of these charges is a misdemeanor, but that does not mean they can be taken lightly.  Each carries a maximum 90-day jail sentence and the possibility of a permanent criminal conviction.  The penalties can increase upon second and subsequent offenses as well.  The goal of every criminal representation is to avoid both of these consequences, and we will fight to make sure this happens.  In cases where a defendant has been arrested or cited at the stadium, he can assist in reversing the NFL’s letter of disinvite, which the Ravens send to all persons who have been arrested during a game.  Benjamin can also assist in restoring a person's rights to attend Oriole's games at Camden Yards if they receive a ban.

Getting into a fight, running on the field or just being disorderly can land a person on a stadium or casino banned list, which in some cases can last a lifetime.  If you have been banned from any public place in Maryland and would like to return contact Benjamin for a free consultation about how to appeal the decision.  Benjamin represents defendants charged with trespass and disorderly conduct in the district courts of Maryland and also handles appeals to the circuit courts.  He has successfully represented dozens of defendants in stadium and casino trespass cases and also represents juveniles who are charged with trespass.  Benjamin has argued for the dismissal of numerous juveniles that have been charged for trespassing on state property such as state parks and schools.  He understands the importance of keeping his client's records free of a permanent criminal conviction or finding of delinquency, and is standing by to offer a free consultation in your case.  Benjamin represents defendants in all Maryland jurisdictions from the Eastern Shore to Western Maryland including Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County and Baltimore City.  Contact Benjamin anytime to discuss the possible defenses in your trespass case.
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