Laws and Regulations

Our interpretation of the various laws, regulations and restrictions pertaining to survival, self-reliance and self defense. Please note that we are not lawyers, and this is NOT legal advice.

New Jersey Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

New Jersey: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Buildings, Dwellings, Land, VehiclesCrime Class: MisdemeanorFencing Required?: No, but crossing fencing or barrier during trespass escalates penalty.Signage Required?: No, but trespassing in disregard of posted sign escalates penalty.Verbal Notice Required?: No, but trespass in defiance of verbal notice escalates penalty. New Jersey Trespassing Law Overview Trespassing …

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Montana Trespassing Laws: What You Need to Know

Montana: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Buildings, Dwellings, Land, VehiclesCrime Class: MisdemeanorFencing Required?: No.Signage Required?: Yes.Verbal Notice Required?: No, but is required for barring specific persons if signage not posted. Montana Trespassing Law Overview Montana’s trespassing laws are noteworthy because of a strict reliance on signage for the trespassing laws to take effect …

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South Carolina Trespassing Laws: What You Need to Know

South Carolina: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Buildings, Dwellings, LandCrime Class: Misdemeanor; Felony under special circumstancesFencing Required?: No.Signage Required?: Yes, serves as prior notice.Verbal Notice Required?: Yes, in some circumstances if no signage posted. South Carolina Trespassing Law Overview South Carolina trespass laws are easy to understand, but there are many, small statutes. …

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Maine Trespassing Laws: What You Need to Know

Maine: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Buildings, Dwellings, Land, Vehicles Crime Class: Varies, see below Fencing Required?: Yes, for land or areas without signs to prevent intrusion Signage Required?: Yes, for land or areas without obstacles to prevent intrusion Verbal Notice Required?: No. Maine Trespassing Law Overview Confusing. Scattered. Redundant. All words that …

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New Hampshire Trespassing Laws: What You Need to Know

New Hampshire: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Buildings, Dwellings, Vehicles, Land Crime Class: Misdemeanor, Felony Fencing Required?: No, if signage posted. Signage Required?: No, if premises are fenced. Verbal Notice Required?: No. New Hampshire Trespassing Law Overview Trespassing in New Hampshire is a misdemeanor charge, unless subsequent violations result in damage over $1,500. …

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Massachusetts Trespassing Laws: What You Need to Know

Massachusetts: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Buildings, Dwellings, Land, Vehicles Crime Class: Misdemeanor, potentially felony Fencing Required?: Yes, or other enclosure Signage Required?: No, but does constitute specific notice against trespassing Verbal Notice Required?: No Massachusetts Trespassing Law Overview Massachusetts is known far and wide as being one of the most litigious states …

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Washington D.C. Knife Laws: What You Need to Know

The Essentials Legal to Carry Openly Any knife with a “utilitarian purpose” that is not a switchblade; exercise caution if carrying knife openly Legal to Carry Concealed Any knife that is not a switchblade, knuckle-knife or deadly/dangerous weapon; see below Illegal Knives Switchblades Knuckle-knives Washington D.C. Knife Law Overview Washington D.C. has its own local …

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Kentucky Trespassing Laws: What You Need to Know

Kentucky: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Buildings, dwellings, land, vehicles Crime Class: Misdemeanor Fencing Required?: Depends; for trespass in second degree and required for unused land. Signage Required?: Only for marking of unused, unimproved land for trespass protection. Verbal Notice Required?: No. Kentucky Trespassing Law Overview Kentucky has mostly reasonable trespassing laws that …

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Nebraska Trespassing Laws: What You Need to Know

Nebraska: Fast Facts on Trespassing Trespass Law Covers: Buildings, Dwellings, Land Crime Class: Misdemeanor Fencing Required?: No, but crossing an enclosed property does qualify certain charges. Signage Required?: No, but crossing an enclosed property does qualify certain charges. Verbal Notice Required?: No, but does count as notice against trespassing. Nebraska Trespassing Law Overview Nebraska is …

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