A Virginia legislator is attempting to turn on its head the meaning of trespass, making uninvited forays against the law. SB 1120:
Provides that a person who goes or remains upon residential property or conspires to go or remain upon such property and who knows or reasonably should have known that any resident of such property suffered a substantial personal, physical, mental, or emotional loss, injury, or trauma within the week preceding the entry upon the property is guilty of trespass or conspiring to trespass, regardless of whether the lack of permission to enter the property was communicated to him.
AP reports, Va. bill would allow trespass charges against reporters.
Could this apply to private investigators attempting to interview a complaining witness?