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Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, January 22 2013 @ 11:15 AM EST

Actually PJ is not fully correct regarding trespass laws as you have to know your local laws! Basically, it does not much research to realize that property owner rights are actually rather limited when it comes to trespassing. In some US states you are legally allowed to go onto someone else's property such as hunting and livestock exceptions. Some States do require extensive effort by the property owner such as correctly spaced and worded signs to prevent those exceptions. So, yes, they could be allowed to go and get that dog from your lawn doing what you don't want it to do.

Further, as a property owner you can only ask that the trespasser's leave. You cannot actually force them to leave but you have to call the police to legally remove them. Otherwise you might end in worse trouble than the trespassers.

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