Criminal Trespassing

Trespassing is the crime of being on another’s property when unwelcome. In Texas, being on a person’s property without their permission can result in your arrest. Many people trespass accidentally, commonly not seeing marked off “no trespassing” zones. This is usually civil trespassing. Criminal trespassing is trespassing with the knowledge that you are trespassing.

If you have been accused of trespassing, it is important to defend yourself from the accusation. The experienced Dallas criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter will help you to protect your legal rights and interests in this matter. Contact us by calling 214-845-7007 today.

Degrees of Trespassing

The severity with which trespassing charges are handled is largely dependent upon the circumstances of that event. If a trespasser was on someone else’s property with the intent to steal from it, it is a more serious offense than if they trespassed unknowingly. Some other factors which may influence the potential impact of a conviction include:

  • Possession of a weapon
  • The type of property on which the incident occurred
  • Whether the trespasser ignored being told to leave or not
  • Whether access to the property was expressly forbidden

The penalties for a trespassing conviction may include a fine of up to $4,000 and one year of incarceration.

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If you have been accused of criminal trespassing, you need an attorney who will fight vigorously to defend your case. Contact the Dallas criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at 214-845-7007 today to discuss your case with a passionately committed legal advocate.


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