1st Degree Felonies

Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child or Children

Sec. 21.02.  CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE OF YOUNG CHILD OR CHILDREN. (a)  In this section, “child” has the meaning assigned by Section 22.011(c). (b)  A person commits an offense if: (1)  during a period that is 30 or more days in duration, the person commits two or more acts of sexual abuse, regardless of whether the acts of sexual abuse are… read more →

Continuous Trafficking of Persons

Sec. 20A.03.  CONTINUOUS TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS. (a)  A person commits an offense if, during a period that is 30 or more days in duration, the person engages two or more times in conduct that constitutes an offense under Section 20A.02. (b)  If a jury is the trier of fact, members of the jury are not required to agree unanimously on… read more →

Trafficking of Persons

 Sec. 20A.02.  TRAFFICKING OF PERSONS. (a)  A person commits an offense if the person knowingly: (1)  traffics another person with the intent that the trafficked person engage in forced labor or services; (2)  receives a benefit from participating in a venture that involves an activity described by Subdivision (1), including by receiving labor or services the person knows are forced… read more →

Aggravated Kidnapping

Sec. 20.04.  AGGRAVATED KIDNAPPING. (a)  A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly abducts another person with the intent to: (1)  hold him for ransom or reward; (2)  use him as a shield or hostage; (3)  facilitate the commission of a felony or the flight after the attempt or commission of a felony; (4)  inflict bodily injury on… read more →

Murder

Sec. 19.02.  MURDER. (b)  A person commits an offense if he: (1)  intentionally or knowingly causes the death of an individual; (2)  intends to cause serious bodily injury and commits an act clearly dangerous to human life that causes the death of an individual;  or (3)  commits or attempts to commit a felony, other than manslaughter, and in the course… read more →