Criminal charges

criminal trespassing

A person commits the offense of criminal trespass or criminal trespassing by entering or remaining on the property of another—including residential land, agricultural land, recreational land (such as a vehicle park), a building, an aircraft, or an automobile—without consent and if the person (1) had notice that the entry was forbidden, or (2) received notice to depart, but failed to do so.

The definitions and penalties for criminal trespassing vary from state to state and are usually located in a state’s penal or criminal code (statutes).

State Statutes for the State of Texas

Federal Statutes

Can You Get Arrested for Trespassing?
In US law, trespassing is typically considered a “civil wrong” and therefore falls under the umbrella of tort law.