Trespass to Land Law and Legal Definition

Trespass to land is an unjustifiable interference with the possession of land.

Trespass to land is an unjustifiable interference with the possession of land. Trespass is actionable whether or not there is damage to the land, and whether or not the trespasser intended to trespass. Trespass to land is also defined to mean, the wrongful act of entering upon the lands of another without his consent, commonly known as “squatting” upon another’s land. To constitute a trespass on land an indictable offense, the distinguishing feature is an unlawful and criminal intent. [People v. Killorin, 123 N.Y.S.2d 612, 623 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 1953).] .