I would like to discuss the trespass laws in NY and how it relates to what is known as urban exploring (The activity of going to abandoned places to take pictures and check it out). Not something that I do but I find it intriguing and may partake some day in the future.

What are the penalties for trespass and the different degrees involved? When does just simple trespass become criminal trespass and when does it cross the line into B&E? Also, I have heard that you should be concerned with having what my be considered burglary tools if all you want to do is look around what shouldn’t you have?

Can you actually get arrested for simple trespass or is it just a violation and a fine. I would not get involved in anything that is an actual crime (misdemeanor or felony) because then I would have to talk about it every time I wanted to get a job.