Chapter 42 of the Texas Penal Code defines disorderly conduct and other related charges.
“Cockfighting”, as per § 42.105 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person knowingly;
1. causes a cock to fight with another cock;
2. participates in the earnings of a cockfight;
3. uses or permits another to use any real estate, building, room, tent, arena, or other property for cockfighting;
4. owns or trains a cock with the intent that the cock be used in an exhibition of cockfighting;
5. manufactures, buys, sells, barters, exchanges, possesses, advertises, or otherwise offers a gaff, slasher, or other sharp implement designed for attachment to a cock with the intent
An offense under 1) or 2) is a state jail felony. An offense under Subsection 3), 4), or 5) is a Class A misdemeanor. An offense under Subsection 6) is a Class C misdemeanor, except that the offense is a Class A misdemeanor if it is shown on the trial of the offense that the person has been previously convicted of an offense under that subdivision.
- Fine not to exceed $500
- Confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year
- Fine not to exceed $4,000
- Both such fine and confinement
State Jail Felony
- Confinement in a state jail for not more than two years and not less than 180 days
- In addition to confinement, may receive a fine not to exceed $10,000