San Antonio Texas Criminal Trespass Defense Lawyers


Under Texas law, a charge of Criminal Trespass may be filed if someone who has received notice that entry is prohibited ignores the clear intent of the property owner and enters anyway.  If you are facing Criminal Trespass charges, it is extremely important to retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer that can provide you with options and help you mitigate the damage already done.

The unfavorable outcome of a Criminal Trespass case can affect your ability to gain acceptance into college, graduate school or the military, secure employment or even apply for student loans. Make sure that you understand the options available to you and your family before making a decision that can impact your life for years to come.

At Joyner + Joyner, P.C., our Criminal Trespass defense lawyers have the experience to guide you through the Texas justice system. We have helped many families through these tough times by answering their questions and making sure that our clients understand what is happening at every stage the case. We will advocate on your behalf and work to obtain the best possible outcome.

Under section 30.05 “Criminal Trespass” means:

(a) A person commits an offense if he enters or remains on or in property, including an aircraft or other vehicle, of another without effective consent or he enters or remains in a building of another without effective consent and he:

(1) had notice that the entry was forbidden; or

(2) received notice to depart but failed to do so.

(b) For purposes of this section:

(1) “Entry” means the intrusion of the entire body.

(2) “Notice” means:

(A) oral or written communication by the owner or someone with apparent authority to act for the owner;

(B) fencing or other enclosure obviously designed to exclude intruders or to contain livestock;

(C) a sign or signs posted on the property or at the entrance to the building, reasonably likely to come to the attention of intruders, indicating that entry is forbidden;

(D) the placement of identifying purple paint marks on trees or posts on the property, provided that the marks are:

(i) vertical lines of not less than eight inches in length and not less than one inch in width;

(ii) placed so that the bottom of the mark is not less than three feet from the ground or more than five feet from the ground; and

(iii) placed at locations that are readily visible to any person approaching the property and no more than:

(a) 100 feet apart on forest land; or

(b) 1,000 feet apart on land other than forest land; or

(E) the visible presence on the property of a crop grown for human consumption that is under cultivation, in the process of being harvested, or marketable if harvested at the time of entry.

Our attorneys have successfully represented clients with the following Burglary and Criminal Trespass cases:

  • Burglary
  • Burglary of Vehicles
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Trespass by Holder of License to Carry Concealed Handgun

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Call us at (210) 722-9089.

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