California Penal Code 420

Are you facing charges for Obstruction of Entry on a Public Land? Violation of Penal Code 420 can be misdemeanor offense. Although many of those who are convicted of this offense are punished with a monetary fine, there are still instances where those who have been charged may be able to avoid a conviction. If filed as a misdemeanor, a conviction for this offense could have negative effects on your future and limit your opportunities.


At MacGregor & Collins, LLP, our Orange County criminal defense lawyers provide all California defendants with free case evaluation and consultations. Call us today to find out what options you have available and decide for yourself whether you are in need of legal representation.


PC 420 Defined


According to California Penal Code 420, anyone who willfully obstructs entry on a public land owned by the United States in the State of California is guilty of Obstruction of Entry on a Public Land.


In order to prosecute for Orange County Obstruction of Entry on a Public Land, the state has the burden to prove you are guilty of:


  • Preventing, hindering or obstructing someone else from going into a public land


The law allows free passage to everyone on US public properties. The Senate Bill 420 falls under a different category altogether.


Possible Penalties for Violating CPC 420


The penalties or punishment for CPC 420 Obstruction of Entry on a Public Land is a misdemeanor in which the court will determine the fine.


Penal Code Legal Assistance


If you are facing Obstruction of Entry on a Public Land charges for California Penal Code Section 420, our attorneys may be able to help you. Regardless of whether or not you are planning on obtaining legal representation for your offense, taking advantage of a free consultation with our attorneys could help you stay out of more trouble. Call or fill out our contact form to take advantage of the numerous services that we provide. Once you are convicted of a penal code criminal offense, there is very little anyone can do to have it completely wiped from your record. There may still be available online resources for people to take a look at your arrest history and identify you as a criminal offender.

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