2nd Degree Felonies

Sexual Assault

Sec. 22.011.  SEXUAL ASSAULT. (a)  A person commits an offense if the person: (1)  intentionally or knowingly: (A)  causes the penetration of the anus or sexual organ of another person by any means, without that person's consent; (B)  causes the penetration of the mouth of another person by the sexual organ of the actor, without that person's consent;  or (C) … read more →

Assault

Sec. 22.01.  ASSAULT. (a)  A person commits an offense if the person: (1)  intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another, including the person's spouse; (2)  intentionally or knowingly threatens another with imminent bodily injury, including the person's spouse;  or (3)  intentionally or knowingly causes physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the… read more →

Improper Relationship Between Educator and Student

Sec. 21.12.  IMPROPER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATOR AND STUDENT. (a)  An employee of a public or private primary or secondary school commits an offense if the employee: (1)  engages in sexual contact, sexual intercourse, or deviate sexual intercourse with a person who is enrolled in a public or private primary or secondary school at which the employee works; (2)  holds a… 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 →

Smuggling of Persons

Sec. 20.05.  SMUGGLING OF PERSONS. (a)  A person commits an offense if the person intentionally uses a motor vehicle, aircraft, or watercraft to transport an individual with the intent to: (1)  conceal the individual from a peace officer or special investigator; or (2)  flee from a person the actor knows is a peace officer or special investigator attempting to lawfully… 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 →

Manslaughter

Sec. 19.04.  MANSLAUGHTER. (a)  A person commits an offense if he recklessly causes the death of an individual. (b)  An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree. Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974.  Renumbered from Penal Code Sec. 19.04 by Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 1123, ch. 426,… read more →