Are you or someone you know facing a criminal trespass charge in Fort Worth, Arlington or a surrounding city?
If so, you need an experienced Criminal Trespass Lawyer to make sure you do not become another conviction statistic. If you have been charged with criminal trespass in the Fort Worth area, it is likely that you are facing charges that, if convicted, could result in life changing circumstances. Your liberty is at risk! It is critical that you hire an attorney in Fort Worth that specializes in criminal defense.
Texas Penal Code §30.05 states that a person commits the offense of Criminal Trespass if the person enters or remains on or in property of another, including residential land, agricultural land, a recreational vehicle park, a building, or an aircraft or other vehicle, without effective consent and the person:
1) had notice that the entry was forbidden; or
2) received notice to depart but failed to do so.
Generally, criminal trespass is a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in the county jail and up to a $2,000 fine. However, if the offense is committed in a habitation it is a class A misdemeanor and punishable by up to 1 year in the county jail and up to a $4,000 fine.
Fort Worth Attorney handling Criminal Trespass Cases
If you have been arrested and charged with criminal trespass in Fort Worth, Arlington or in Tarrant and surrounding counties, you need a skilled Fort Worth lawyer. A criminal trespass conviction could carry with it the possibility of jail time. At Fulgham Law Firm P.C. our goal is to prevent jail time and to help you clear your record.