Criminal Trespassing

The act of trespassing occurs when someone wanders onto another’s property without welcome. This can lead to two kinds of accusations: civil and criminal trespassing. Civil trespassing occurs when the alleged trespasser is unaware that they are on someone’s property without their welcome. Criminal trespassing is the act of knowingly being on property upon which you are not welcome. This is a very important distinction because one can lead to criminal charges while the other is a very minor offense.

If you have been accused of criminal trespassing, the Dallas criminal lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can help to ensure that you receive the vigorous and committed legal representation that you are owed under the law. Contact our experienced Dallas criminal defense attorneys at (214) 845-7007 for a free case evaluation.

Exacerbating Trespassing Charges

Conviction for criminal trespassing can result in substantial penalties, including a fine of up to $4,000 and up to a year in prison. An accused trespasser’s potential punishment can approach these maximum penalties for a number of reasons, including:

The presence of visible “Keep Out” or “No Trespassing” signs around the property may also cause punishment to tend toward the upper end of the range. However, a lack of such signage may indicate a chance that the alleged trespasser honestly did not have bad intentions.

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Criminal trespassing can be a rather difficult accusation to prove. If you are being accused of criminal trespassing, the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter are prepared to offer their services to you. Contact our office by calling (214) 845-7007 today.


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