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Can you be arrested for refusing to leave when being evicted?


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Yes, since the bank, lender or landlord now officially has possession, you can be charged with trespassing if you refuse to leave when ordered by a sheriff's deputy. If you try to fight the deputy, you can face even more serious charges, such as battery on a law enforcement officer. It's even a felony in most places. If you attempt to reenter the house after the eviction has been completed, you can be charged with burglary or breaking and entering.