Will Visiting a Graveyard at Night Get You Arrested?


Professor James Cohen was quoted in a Refinery 29 story about the consequences of trespassing.


That said, sneaking into a graveyard and getting caught doesn’t necessarily mean you’re headed to prison. For example, a recent case of trespassers cutting through a New Jersey graveyard ended in 32 citations but no arrests. Officially, James Cohen, professor at Fordham Law School tells Refinery29 that trespassing is a criminal offense for which you can be arrested and convicted. He adds that jail time is “unusual,” but can happen, in which case you’d spend fewer than 30 days behind bars.


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