Dallas Criminal Trespass Attorney

In Texas, you can be arrested and charged with criminal trespass, if it’s alleged that you entered or remained on someone else’s land without the owner’s consent, and you had notice that you shouldn’t enter it, or were asked to leave and refused to do so.  In this context, notice can be oral or written.  Also, for purposes of criminal trespass, notice is presumed if the property is enclosed by a fence, or if vertical purple paint marks (at least eight inches long and an inch wide) are conspicuously present, in accordance with state law (referenced below).

If it’s alleged the criminal trespass occurred at a habitation, shelter center, Superfund site, or critical infrastructure facility, you can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to one year in the county jail, and up to a $4,000 fine.  Under other circumstances, criminal trespass can be either a Class B misdemeanor, with a penalty range of up to 180 days in the county jail and up to a $2,000 fine, or a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by fine only of up to $500.

If you’ve been charged with criminal trespass, you need serious legal help.  Call the Dallas criminal trespass lawyers at Berlof & Newton, P.C.  Our criminal defense attorneys each have over 15 years of experience in the practice of criminal law.  Call us at (214) 494-8990 for a free consultation, or contact one of our lawyers directly by using the “Get Legal Help Now!” form in the left margin of this web page.  Call today!  Se habla español.