Former Municipial Court Judge

Former Assistant District Attny.

Denton County Office 940-580-2899
Collin County Office 972-954-1947

Texas Penal Code Index

Click on a crime below for information regarding where the charge can be found in the penal code, what elements of the crime factor into the severity of the charge, and what the consequences are if found guilty. This index of information does NOT constitute legal advice. This index is NOT exhaustive and does NOT list ALL crimes within the Texas Penal Code. The information provided may NOT be exhaustive for each charge. Individuals should refer to the specific section of the Texas Penal Code for exhaustive information.

Criminal Homicide

Capital Murder | Manslaughter | Criminally Negligent Homicide

Sex Crimes

Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child or Children | Public Lewdness | Indecent Exposure | Bestiality | Indecency with a Child | Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student | Invasive Visual Recording | Unlawful Disclosure or Promotion of Intimate Visual Material | Voyeurism | Sexual Coercion

Assault Crimes

Sexual Assault | Aggravated Assault | Abandoning or Endangering a Child | Deadly Conduct | Terroristic Threats | Aiding Suicide | Leaving a Child in a Vehicle | Tampering With Consumer Product

Unlawful Restraint, Kidnapping, Trafficking

Unlawful Restraint | Kidnapping | Aggravated Kidnapping | Smuggling of Persons | Continuous Smuggling of Persons | Trafficking of Persons | Continuous Trafficking of Persons

Preparatory Offenses

Criminal Conspiracy | Criminal Solicitation | Criminal Solicitation of a Minor | Criminal Attempt

Family Offenses

Enticing a Child | Harboring a Runaway Child | Violation of Protective Order | Advertising for Placement of Child | Bigamy | Prohibited Sexual Conduct | Interference With Child Custody | Agreement to Abduct From Custody | Criminal Nonsupport | Unregulated Custody Transfer of Adopted Child | Interference With the Rights of Guardian of the Person | Continuous Violence Against the Family | Sale or Purchase of Child

Arson, Criminal Mischief, Property Damage

Criminal Mischief | Reckless Damage or Destruction | Interference With Railroad Property | Graffiti | Arson

Robbery/Burglary/Criminal Trespass

Robbery | Aggravated Robbery | Burglary


Theft | Theft of Service | Tampering with Identification Numbers | Theft of or Tampering with Multichannel Video or Information Services | Organized Retail Theft | Unauthorized Acquisition or Transfer of Certain Financial Info | Theft of Trade Secrets | Unauthorized Use of Vehicle | Cargo Theft | Theft of Petroleum Product | Possession, Manufacture, or Distribution of Certain Items Used to Commit Retail Theft


Forgery | Criminal Simulation | Trademark Counterfeiting | Stealing or Receiving Stolen Check or Similar Sight Order | False Statement to Obtain Property or Credit or in the Provision of Certain Services | Hindering Secured Creditors | Fraudulent Transfer of a Motor Vehicle | Credit Card Transaction Record Laundering | Issuance of Bad Check or Similar Sight Order | Rigging Publicly Exhibited Contest | Illegal Recruitment of an Athlete | Misapplication of Fiduciary Property or Property of Financial Institution | Securing Execution of Document by Deception | Fraudulent Destruction, Removal, or Concealment of Writing | Simulating Legal Process | Refusal to Execute Release of Fraudulent Lien or Claim | Deceptive Preparation and Marketing of Academic Product | Fraudulent or Fictitious Military Record | Credit Card or Debit Card Abuse | Commercial Bribery | Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information | Exploitation of Child, Elderly Individual, or Disabled Individual | Money Laundering

Computer Crimes

Breach of Computer Security | Electronic Data Tampering | Unlawful Decryption | Online Impersonation | Online Solicitation of a Minor | Electronic Access Interference | Tampering With Direct Recording Electronic Voting Machine

Telecommunications Crimes

Unauthorized Use of Telecommunications Service | Manufacture, Possession, or Delivery of Unlawful Telecommunications Device | Theft of Telecommunications Service | Publication of Telecommunications Access Device

Bribery & Corrupt Influence

Coercion of Public Servant or Voter | Improper Influence | Acceptance of Honorarium | Gift to Public Servant by Person Subject to His Jurisdiction | Offering Gift to Public Servant | Bribery | Tampering With Witness | Obstruction or Retaliation

Perjury & Other Falsification

Perjury | False Report (Peace Officer, Federal Investigator, Law Enforcement) | False Report Regarding Missing Child or Person | Tampering or Fabricating Physical Evidence | Fraudulent Filing of Financing Statement | False Identification As Peace Officer; Misrepresentation of Property | Record of a Fraudulent Court | Aggravated Perjury | Impersonating Public Servant | False Statement Regarding Child Custody Determination Made in Foreign Country

Obstructing Governmental Operation

Failure to Identify | Resisting Arrest, Search, or Transportation | Evading Arrest or Detention | Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution | Escape | Permitting or Facilitating Escape | Bail Jumping and Failure to Appear | Improper Contact With Victim | Contraband in Correctional Facility | Unauthorized Practice of Law | Hindering Proceedings by Disorderly Conduct |Interference With Public Duties | Interference With Police Service Animals | Interference With Radio Frequency Licensed to Government Entity | Preventing Execution of Civil Process | Failure to Stop or Report Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child | Failure to Report Felony | Use of Accident Report Information and Other Information for Pecuniary Gain | Failure to Provide Notice and Report of Death of Resident of Institution | Implements for Escape | Prohibited Substances and Items in Correctional or Civil Commitment Facility | Unauthorized Absence From Community Corrections Facility, County Center, or Assignment Site | Falsely Holding Oneself Out As a Lawyer | Taking or Attempting to Take Weapon From Law Enforcement

Abuse of Office

Abuse of Official Capacity | Official Oppression | Violations of the Civil Rights of Person in Custody; Improper Sexual Activity With Person in Custody | Failure to Report Death of Prisoner | Failure to Comply With Immigration Detainer Request

Disorderly Conduct & Related Offenses

Disorderly Conduct | Riot | Obstructing Highway or Other Passageway | Disrupting Meeting or Procession | Funeral Service Disruptions | False Alarm or Report | Silent or Abusive Calls to 9-1-1 Service | Interference With Emergency Request for Assistance | Harassment | Abuse of Corpse | Cruelty to Livestock Animals | Attack on Assistance Animal | Cruelty to Non-livestock Animal | Dog Fighting | Cockfighting | Destruction of Flag | Use of Laser Pointers | Illumination of Aircraft by Intense Light | Stalking

Public Indecency

Prohibited Weapons | Unlawful Transfer of Certain Weapons | Hoax Bombs | Making a Firearm Accessible to a Child | Unlawful Possession of Body Armor by a Felon | Components of Explosives | Deadly Weapon in Penal Institution | Penalty If Offense Committed Within Weapon-free School Zone | Firearm Smuggling


Prohibited Weapons | Unlawful Transfer of Certain Weapons | Hoax Bombs | Making a Firearm Accessible to a Child | Unlawful Possession of Body Armor by a Felon | Components of Explosives | Deadly Weapon in Penal Institution | Penalty If Offense Committed Within Weapon-free School Zone | Firearm Smuggling


Gambling | Gambling Promotion | Keeping a Gambling Place | Communicating Gambling Information | Possession of Gambling Device, Equipment, Paraphernalia

Conduct Affecting the Public Health

Smoking Tobacco | Prohibitions Relating to Certain Cigarettes | Prohibition of the Purchase and Sale of Human Organs | Prohibition of the Purchase and Sale of Adult Stem Cells | Prohibition of the Purchase and Sale of Human Fetal Tissue

Intoxication and Alcoholic Beverage Offenses

Public Intoxication | Possession of Alcoholic Beverage in Motor Vehicle | Driving While Intoxicated | Flying While Intoxicated | Boating While Intoxicated | Assembling or Operating an Amusement Ride While Intoxicated | Driving While Intoxicated With Child Passenger | Intoxication Assault | Intoxication Manslaughter

Organized Crime

Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity | Violation of Court Order Enjoining Organized Criminal Activity | Coercing, Inducing, or Soliciting Membership in a Criminal Street Gang | Directing Activities of Criminal Street Gangs

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