My question involves juvenile law in the State of: New Jersey
I was caught entering a house that was very clearly abandoned .
I participate in the sport of urban exploration, the sport of exploring storm drains, abandoned buildings, boats,bridges, ETC. I don't think there is anything wrong with urban exploration, at least not the type described here and on 95 percent of the other sites on the Internet, and I can't pretend I do. Genuine urban explorers never vandalize, steal or damage anything — we don't even litter. We're in it for the thrill of discovery and a few nice pictures, and probably have more respect for and appreciation of our cities' hidden spaces than most of the people who think we're naughty. We don't harm the places we explore. We love the places we explore. I did not break anything, however a cop came and talked to me. He asked what I was doing, I told him I climbed through the window to check the place out and left. He accused me of Breaking windows and doors that I did not do. He then tried to lie to me and said that if I admitted guilt now I would be given a Petty vandalism charge. I said I had not caused any harm and he took my name and said he would call the owner tomorrow to see if he knew about the broken windows
My only concern is that I will be accused of breaking already broken windows. Is this a possibility? Or was the cop trying to scare me to get me to come clean?