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Category: Trespassing

Jul 3

TX Protestors Not the Only Ones Facing Criminal Trespassing Charges

Criminal Trespass | Trespassing

One of the great things about the United States is the right to own private property. While each state has different laws surrounding property ownership, they all agree that private property is essential and trespassing is a crime.

Over the past several weeks, a large number of stories involving people being arrested for criminal trespass have been about protestors being hauled in by police. However, not every case lately involves those protesting…

In fact, one Dallas police officer found out recently that property laws are applicable to everyone — including those in law enforcement — when the officer in question was arrested after trespassing on the property of his ex-spouse.

Because private property can sometimes be a complex subject, [...]

May 31

You Can’t Camp in Texas Parks Yet without Pre-Booking Your Reservation

Criminal Trespass | Trespassing

COVID-19 has changed many things about the way people go about their daily lives. From grocery shopping to going camping for the weekend, things seem to be constantly changing. Well, most recently, spending the weekend in a Texas park just got a little more complicated.

Texas Parks and Wildlife announced that their parks are open for day use and limited camping. Now, if you wish to take advantage of the park, you need to make arrangements ahead of time by reserving a day pass online or calling. For camping, you need a pre-booked reservation, too.

Ignoring these new procedures could open you up to criminal trespass charges. Here’s what you need to know about criminal trespass in Texas and [...]

Feb 15

These Offenses Are Considered Property Crimes Under Texas Law

Property Crimes | Trespassing

When we hear the term “property crime” we immediately think of theft, burglary, and the damage or destruction of one’s physical possessions.

However, were you aware that many property crimes actually pertain to things that are intangible?

If you are facing property crime charges and are confused about how or why, a knowledgeable Fort Worth criminal defense attorney can help you understand those Texas Statutes classified as offenses against property.

In this post, we look at three property crimes you may be surprised to find fall under this category of Texas Criminal law.

Criminal Trespassing

This one isn’t too much of a stretch, since the term “property” can refer to a physical location. Texas law defines criminal trespassing as [...]

Oct 15

Will Your Texas Teen Be Arrested This Halloween?

Criminal Mischief | Disorderly Conduct | Halloween | Juvenile Crimes | Minor in Possession | Trespassing

For parents of younger children, Halloween is often one of the most fun holidays. Maybe you’ll get to see your child dressed up in a Halloween parade. Or get to see their amazed expressions as decorations go up around the neighborhood.

It’s not quite the same with older adolescents and teens. While younger kids tend to be all about the candy, bigger ones tend to see the night as an opportunity to let loose and cause some mischief with their friends.

Unfortunately, this mischief could result in an arrest for your teenager depending on their “trick” of choice. The following charges are often given to Texas teens who play pranks or otherwise get a bit too wild on Halloween. If [...]

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