What is the legal definition and consequences for Impersonating an officer in the state of Texas?

12/21/2007 - Category:Criminal - Sentences - State: NM #14241

Full Question:

What is the legal definition and consequences for Impersonating an officer in the state of Texas and what constitutes as such? When the individual is a code enforcement officer in neighboring state. He is being falsely accused.

Answer:

The following are Texas statutes:

§ 1702.3875 OCCUP. CODE. Impersonating Security Officer; Offense

(a) A person commits an offense if the person:
(1) impersonates a commissioned or noncommissioned security officer with the intent to induce another to submit to the person's pretended authority or to rely on the person's pretended acts of a security officer; or
(2) knowingly purports to exercise any function that requires registration as a noncommissioned security officer or a security officer commission.
(b) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.

§ 12.21 PENAL. Class A Misdemeanor

An individual adjudged guilty of a Class A misdemeanor shall be punished by:
(1) a fine not to exceed $4,000;
(2) confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year; or
(3) both such fine and confinement.
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12/21/2007 - Category: Sentences - State: NM #14241

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