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My wifes parents are in an Assisted Living Facility. They

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My wife's parents are in an Assisted Living Facility. They have companied about various issues and she has called the facility and various agencies several times asking them to look into the issues and complaining about their treatment. As a result the administrator has said she is not allowed to come to the facility. Her parents keep asking her to visit. If she does can she be arrested or trespassing?

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She almost surely would not be arrested for trespassing, since it would be considered a civil matter by the police.

Unless she's threatening to commit acts of violence against the staff, or forces her way into the facility, or is being disruptive, she couldn't be arrested for trespass. The most that would possibly happen is the police be called if she refuses to leave and they would accompany her to leave the facility.

They then may warn her that if she returns she could be arrested.

However, there are general visitation rights that should apply (based on contract), and visitation is generally only supposed to be denied for a legitimate medical reason or at the request of her parents directly.

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