Criminal Trespass


According to Texas Code §30.05, a person is guilty of criminal trespassing if one “enters or remains on or in property of another, including residential land, agricultural land, a recreational vehicle park, a building, or an aircraft” without the consent of the property owner. Simply stated, trespassing occurs when a person enters onto property that is deemed private. When someone enters onto another person’s property without oral or written consent allowing them to do so, they may be suspected of intending to commit additional crimes while inside, as well, including burglary, assault or theft.

If the charge is consequently elevated to “breaking and entering” with the intent to commit a felony offense, the subsequent penalties will be severely increased. Many times, however, criminal trespass occurs when the property is suspected of being abandoned. Even so, if a law enforcement officer has reason to believe that the offender knowingly entered the property without consent and/or with the intention of carrying out a crime, they may find themselves facing a serious criminal accusation. For this reason, it is important for anyone who has been charged with this crime to enlist the help of a legal professional early on.


It is important to have a good lawyer on your side when you are arrested and charged with this type of crime. A Houston criminal defense lawyer can help you with your case and provide you with high-quality legal counsel. Jim Medley understands criminal defense. He  understands what you are going through and wants to help. Their work and solid understanding of criminal law has led to their positive reputation in the community. Criminal accusations are tough to deal with, and the firm can help to ease your burden.

Criminal trespassing is a serious crime in the state of Texas. You want to ensure that every possible defense action is taken to put yourself in the best position to have your case dropped or the charges against you reduced. Criminal defense attorney Jim Medley has been nominated as Houston’s “Superb Rated Attorney” by AVVO from 2012-2018, and his insight and knowledge can help to put you in the best possible situation before you case goes to court. Make sure that you have an aggressive lawyer on your side to support your defense. Call The Law Office of Jim Medley today to learn about your legal options.