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Is criminal trespassing considered a felony?

I got busted for criminal trespassing and people are trying to tell me that it is a felony charge.



    Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
    Cynthia Henley | Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
    7626 E. Jordan Cove
    Houston, TX 77055-5053
    (713) 222-1220
    Trespassing is a misdemeanor. ? Entry into a building or a habitation, even if nothing is taken but if there is an intent to commit a felony or an assault, is a felony.
    Answer Applies to: Texas - Replied: 1/19/2013
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    Depends on your jurisdiction
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 1/18/2013
    Rivera Legal Group, PLLC
    Victor Rivera | Rivera Legal Group, PLLC
    1011 Surrey Lane
    Flower Mound, TX 75022
    (214) 646-3236
    Trespass falls under Texas Penal Code section 30.05. Although there are different punishment ranges for trespassing, there is no such thing as felony trespass. The highest possible charge under the trespass category is a Class A misdemeanor which carries a punishment of up to one year in the county jail and up to a $4,000 fine.
    Answer Applies to: Texas - Replied: 1/17/2013
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    Most of the time it is a misdemeanor.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 1/17/2013
    Sally Hamblin | Hamblin Law Office
    4015 W. Houghton Lake Drive
    Houghton Lake, MI 48629
    (228) 224-7120
    Generally, it is a misdemeanor. Look to see if the maximum sentence is one year or less. If so, it is a misdemeanor.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 1/17/2013
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