State Jail Felonies

Credit Card or Debit Card Abuse

Sec. 32.31.  CREDIT CARD OR DEBIT CARD ABUSE.  (a)  For purposes of this section: (1)  "Cardholder" means the person named on the face of a credit card or debit card to whom or for whose benefit the card is issued. (2)  "Credit card" means an identification card, plate, coupon, book, number, or any other device authorizing a designated person or… read more →


Sec. 32.21.  FORGERY.  (a)  For purposes of this section: (1)  "Forge" means: (A)  to alter, make, complete, execute, or authenticate any writing so that it purports: (i)  to be the act of another who did not authorize that act; (ii)  to have been executed at a time or place or in a numbered sequence other than was in fact the… read more →

Organized Retail Theft

Sec. 31.16.  ORGANIZED RETAIL THEFT.  (a)  Repealed by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 323, Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2011. (b)  A person commits an offense if the person intentionally conducts, promotes, or facilitates an activity in which the person receives, possesses, conceals, stores, barters, sells, or disposes of: (1)  stolen retail merchandise; or (2)  merchandise explicitly represented to… read more →

Theft of Service

Sec. 31.04.  THEFT OF SERVICE.  (a)  A person commits theft of service if, with intent to avoid payment for service that the actor knows is provided only for compensation: (1)  the actor intentionally or knowingly secures performance of the service by deception, threat, or false token; (2)  having control over the disposition of services of another to which the actor… read more →


Sec. 31.03.  THEFT.  (a)  A person commits an offense if he unlawfully appropriates property with intent to deprive the owner of property. (b)  Appropriation of property is unlawful if: (1)  it is without the owner's effective consent; (2)  the property is stolen and the actor appropriates the property knowing it was stolen by another;  or (3)  property in the custody… read more →


Sec. 30.02.  BURGLARY.  (a)  A person commits an offense if, without the effective consent of the owner, the person:Movie Passengers (2016) (1)  enters a habitation, or a building (or any portion of a building) not then open to the public, with intent to commit a felony, theft, or an assault;  or (2)  remains concealed, with intent to commit a felony,… read more →


Sec. 28.08.  GRAFFITI.  (a)  A person commits an offense if, without the effective consent of the owner, the person intentionally or knowingly makes markings, including inscriptions, slogans, drawings, or paintings, on the tangible property of the owner with: (1)  paint; (2)  an indelible marker; or (3)  an etching or engraving device. (b)  Except as provided by Subsection (d), an offense… read more →

Interference with Railroad Property

Sec. 28.07.  INTERFERENCE WITH RAILROAD PROPERTY. (a)  In this section: (1)  "Railroad property" means: (A)  a train, locomotive, railroad car, caboose, work equipment, rolling stock, safety device, switch, or connection that is owned, leased, operated, or possessed by a railroad;  or (B)  a railroad track, rail, bridge, trestle, or right-of-way owned or used by a railroad. (2)  "Tamper" means to… read more →