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Trespassing Laws in Texas

Trespassing is considered a criminal activity even when it is done unknowingly, and this offense can lead to serious penalties for a convicted individual. Any person who enters onto the property of another individual or entity without the permission of the owner may be charged with trespassing. It can also be applied to people who disregard a request to leave the property of another party.

If you or someone you love has been charged with trespassing, taking aggressive legal action against the accusation is a vital part of proving your innocence and reducing the possibility of a harsh sentence. Contact the Denton criminal defense attorneys of Alexander & Associates at 972- 420-6560 to discuss your case today.

Penalties for Trespassing

Trespassing can result in misdemeanor charges that range from Class A to Class C penalties depending on the circumstances of the crime. Some of the considerations that will be made by prosecutors include:

  • The intention of the individual charged with trespassing
  • Whether or not he or she was carrying a deadly weapon
  • The type of property in question
  • Whether entry was explicitly forbidden
  • Whether the individual was asked to depart the property
  • Whether the property had other inhabitants

The penalties associated with a Class A misdemeanor include fines of up to $4,000 and one year in prison, while Class C misdemeanors are punishable by fines of up to $500. These consequences have a wide range of severity, but all can have serious and long-term effects on an individual’s future.

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If you or someone you love has been accused of trespassing, it is imperative to act quickly to protect your rights. Contact the Denton criminal defense attorneys of Alexander & Associates at 972-420-6560 today for a free consultation.

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