My question involves criminal law in the state of: North Dakota
My husband and I were just served papers for criminal trespass. Neither of us has ANY sort of a criminal record. What caused the incident was my brother in law (husbands brother) was living with a girl for 9 years and they have 2 children together. They had recently split (had also purchased a mobile home together in this time) and he asked us as we were going through the town to stop and check on his belongings. We got to the home and the door was wide open, so we knocked and called out "hello" a number of times. We saw from the front of the doorway the house was in disaray. We entered the home to check on my brother in laws TV and other belongings and ended up finding drug paraphanelia and drug reminants (she had the children with her at this time). We took picture and immediately went to the police station. They said there was nothing they could do since my brother in law wasn't currently living there. She also at some point went in and had his name removed from the title of the home without his knowledge. We did not know this when he told us to go check on his things. We also do not know the exact date that she removed his name from the title as the state will not release any info to him. We have 3 young children at home and I am beyond stressed about this upcoming court date we now have. The police office we called to file the report about what we found signed the complaint so we have the state prosecuting us. I don't know what can happen and I'm scared for my family. Can someone give me some advice. Thank you.
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