Criminal Trespass

By Jeff Kennedy

Fort Worth Criminal Trespass Lawyer

You have to be careful because inexperienced lawyers may represent you – even without your knowledge. At large law firms, for example, you initially meet with the senior lawyer. Then, he assigns various parts of your case to inexperienced lawyers. Sometimes, they even argue your case in court.

In law, the outcome of your criminal case largely depends on the skill of the defense attorney representing you. If you hire an inexpensive attorney with little or no criminal defense experience, you may not receive the same result as you would if you retained a skilled, experienced attorney.

Can I Get My Criminal Trespass Charge Dismissed?

For example, Fort Worth, TX criminal trespass attorney Jeff C. Kennedy successfully obtained dismissals for 2 separate criminal trespass cases against “R.J.F.” Both cases were filed in Tarrant County Criminal Court 7.

Texas penalties for criminal trespass include: class A misdemeanor (up to 1 year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine), class B (up to 180 days in jail and $2,000 fine), or class C (up to a $500 fine) misdemeanor depending on the type of property you trespass on.

However, “R.J.F.” did not get punished for criminal trespass by Fort Worth, TX officials because Jeff got his cases dismissed. An inexperienced attorney may have advised the client to plead guilty (which could have included jail time and thousands of dollars in fines).

How Do I Hire An Attorney For A Criminal Trespass Charge?

Obviously, experience is very important when hiring any attorney. Jeff C. Kennedy has more than 18 years of experience defending criminal charges.

But even more important than experience is a track record of success and credentials. And Jeff has a strong set of credentials in Fort Worth:

  • 100s of criminal charges of all kinds dismissed (including criminal trespass)
  • The National Trial Lawyers ranks him as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the entire United States
  • He’s licensed to practice in front of our nation’s highest court – the Supreme Court of the United States

In addition to an impeccable set of credentials, Jeff’s entire legal experience comes as a criminal defense attorney. He takes apart and puts together your entire case himself, and only represents clients like you accused of criminal offenses.

Jeff has also spent his entire experience practicing in the Fort Worth and Tarrant County area. He is very familiar with the judges, prosecutors, and many police officers personally. So, he knows how to strategize the perfect legal defense for your charges and obtain the best possible results.

Finally, you also get personal service from someone you can trust. Your legal fees come as a single, straightforward fee (many lawyers charge by the hour or phone call). And you get direct, personal access to Jeff, including his cell phone number.

Accused of Criminal Trespass in Fort Worth, TX? You Must Act Now!

Tarrant County authorities start building their case against you the minute they arrest you. That means they’re already a few steps ahead of you! You need an experienced criminal trespass lawyer working on your case immediately. And the sooner you act, the easier it is to get you the just legal outcome you deserve. Don’t gamble with your future! Put it in the hands of Jeff C. Kennedy, who helps you get the best legal outcome possible. Call 817.605.1010 today for your free case evaluation to discuss the facts of your case and potential legal defenses.

What Are The Penalties For Criminal Trespass in Fort Worth?

To commit criminal trespass, you have to do something more than just be on someone else’s property. One way you commit it is by refusing to leave someone else’s property after getting notice to depart. Another way criminal trespass happens is when you enter someone else’s property even though that’s clearly and strictly forbidden.

In Texas, you receive notice you’re entering someone else’s property when:

  • The owner, or someone acting for them, gives oral or written communication
  • You intentionally hop a fence obviously designed to keep people out or livestock in
  • Signs are posted on the property, which forbid entry, that are likely to be noticed
  • You see purple paint marks on trees or posts spaced 100 feet apart or less on forest land and 1,000 feet apart or less on non-forest land
  • You clearly see a crop grown for human use that is being cultivated or harvested

Most criminal trespass charges are filed as a class B misdemeanor (which carries a fine up to $2,000 and jail time of up to 180 days).

You can if the prosecutor alleges the use of a weapon, or that you had intentions of committing burglary, assault, or theft.

There are several. A few include:

  • Unclear verbal commands
  • Signs not posted at regular intervals
  • You believed the property was abandoned
  • You were walking by the bed of a stream
  • You had an ownership interest in the property
  • You had permission or believed you had permission to enter the property

To prove their case, the prosecutor must show that beyond a reasonable doubt, you knowingly entered the property of another owner (and possibly with the intention of committing additional crimes).

Texas authorities don’t always take the fairest actions. That’s why you need a skilled criminal defense attorney to represent your legal interests and present both sides of the story.

It’s important to contact the very best criminal trespass attorney in Fort Worth, Texas – Jeff C. Kennedy. You must act now – every minute you wait presents another opportunity for law enforcement officials to build their case against you.

Call Jeff C. Kennedy today at 817.605.1010 for your free case evaluation., inexperienced attorneys can’t get you the results you want. To get the best legal outcome, you need an experienced lawyer with a proven track record of success.


Jeff C. Kennedy was the light of hope at the end of very dark storm. He was not only able to defend my case swiftly, but had the alleged charges dismissed completely. His calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. My children and I are eternally grateful for his excellent service and I hereby recommend Jeff C. Kennedy without reservation.


Jeff Kennedy truly cares. He and his staff kept me informed all the way throughout my case and provided me with all my options and the potential outcomes for my case. When the day finally arrived to resolve my case, Jeff was able to negotiate a reduction to a lesser charge. He was well prepared and coordinated everything perfectly. Jeff is not only a good lawyer, but a good man.


I hired Mr. Jeff Kennedy to handle a DWI charge. From day one, I knew I had picked the right attorney. Jeff always took the time to answer any of my questions, treated me very professionally, and truly cared about my case. I have never been in any kind of trouble before and I was very nervous about the thought of going to trial. Jeff thoroughly explained the entire process to me and made me feel at ease. Jeff took my case to trial and the jury found me NOT GUILTY!


Jeff Kennedy is a professional, intelligent, easy-to-talk-to lawyer with an excellent understanding of how the system works. Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car. This has been my only big mistake in life so far (hopefully the last) and I am glad he was there to walk me through it. You will not regret hiring him.

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