Houston Trespassing Defense Lawyer
Criminal Trespass: Knowing the Facts
According to Texas law, criminal trespass occurs when a person enters a property or a vehicle without permission. For example, you may be accused of criminal trespass if:
- You were given a verbal warning to stay off of the property
- You entered someone’s house, office, or land without permission
- You failed to heed posted “No Trespassing” or “Private Property” signs
- You climbed a fence or other barrier to enter a property
If you are convicted of criminal trespass, then you could be looking at jail time and hefty fines. Penalties can be even harsher, depending on whether you damaged any property or committed any other crimes. And, no matter what the penalty, you'll be stuck with a permanent criminal record, which may make it hard to find a job or a place to live.
The specific penalties for a charge of criminal trespass are as follows;
Class B misdemeanor, which may be punished by a fine up to $2,000 and/or 180 days in jail.
Have you been charged with trespassing in Houston, TX?
If you or a loved one has been accused of criminal trespass, then I, Attorney Ned Barnett, can help. I am one of Houston’s premier criminal defense attorneys. I have more than two decades of legal experience and come from a long line of respected attorneys — my father, both of my grandfathers, and even my great-grandfather were all attorneys. At The Law Offices of Ned Barnett, you’ll get more than just a lawyer. You’ll get a dedicated team of criminal defense attorneys who know how to protect your rights and ensure you get a fair trial; and because I spent several years working as a state and federal prosecutor, I know how the other side thinks.
If you have recently been criminally charged with trespassing, then it is in your best interest to ensure that you have a criminal defense lawyer on your side who is not afraid to fight tooth and nail to defend your legal rights. Should you choose to work with my firm, you will be able to breathe easier knowing that this is exactly the kind of treatment that you will be given. I have built a reputation over the years for providing comprehensive and detailed legal assistance that is best-suited for dealing with tough situations. When I take on a case, my clients can trust that I will go the distance in the fight to help them defend their rights.