Continuing Trespass Law and Legal Definition

Continuing trespass is a wrongful act involving a course of action which is a direct invasion of the rights of another. It is a trespass in which the taking of goods, although without intent to appropriate them, is followed by an appropriation. In a continuing trespass, the original trespass is deemed to continue to the time of the appropriation, so that the subsequent appropriation is larceny. [State v. Coombs, 55 Me. 477 (Me. 1868)]