Class A Misdemeanors

Criminal Mischief

Sec. 28.03.  CRIMINAL MISCHIEF.  (a)  A person commits an offense if, without the effective consent of the owner: (1)  he intentionally or knowingly damages or destroys the tangible property of the owner; (2)  he intentionally or knowingly tampers with the tangible property of the owner and causes pecuniary loss or substantial inconvenience to the owner or a third person;  or… read more →

Violation of Protective Order Preventing Offense Cause by Bias or Prejudice

Sec. 25.071.  VIOLATION OF PROTECTIVE ORDER PREVENTING OFFENSE CAUSED BY BIAS OR PREJUDICE. (a)  A person commits an offense if, in violation of an order issued under Article 6.08, Code of Criminal Procedure, the person knowingly or intentionally: (1)  commits an offense under Title 5 or Section 28.02, 28.03, or 28.08 and commits the offense because of bias or prejudice… read more →

Violations of Certain Court Orders or Conditions of Bond in a Family Violence Case

Sec. 25.07.  VIOLATION OF CERTAIN COURT ORDERS OR CONDITIONS OF BOND IN A FAMILY VIOLENCE CASE. (a)  A person commits an offense if, in violation of a condition of bond set in a family violence case and related to the safety of the victim or the safety of the community, an order issued under Article 17.292, Code of Criminal Procedure,… read more →

Harboring Runaway Child

Sec. 25.06.  HARBORING RUNAWAY CHILD. (a)  A person commits an offense if he knowingly harbors a child and he is criminally negligent about whether the child: (1)  is younger than 18 years;  and (2)  has escaped from the custody of a peace officer, a probation officer, the Texas Youth Council, or a detention facility for children, or is voluntarily absent… read more →

Terroristic Threat

Sec. 22.07.  TERRORISTIC THREAT. (a)  A person commits an offense if he threatens to commit any offense involving violence to any person or property with intent to: (1)  cause a reaction of any type to his threat by an official or volunteer agency organized to deal with emergencies; (2)  place any person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury; (3) … read more →

Deadly Conduct

Sec. 22.05.  DEADLY CONDUCT. (a)  A person commits an offense if he recklessly engages in conduct that places another in imminent danger of serious bodily injury. (b)  A person commits an offense if he knowingly discharges a firearm at or in the direction of: (1)  one or more individuals;  or (2)  a habitation, building, or vehicle and is reckless as… read more →


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 →