Trespass in Brick Township and all of New Jersey is broken into a few distinct subcategories. Perhaps the most common is defiant trespass. According to the statute, a person is a defiant trespasser if he or she had knowledge that entry to the land was prohibited. Notice or knowledge can be gained by actual communication to the actor, a sign or posting, or fence or enclosure. Violation of this statute in Brick Township will result in a petty disorderly persons offense. The actor will be liable for a crime in the 4th degree if he enters a structure or dwelling and remains and has notice that entry is prohibited. If you are charged with either a 4th degree crime or petty disorderly offense in Brick Township, there may be some affirmative defenses available to you.