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

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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.
12/21/2007   |   Category: Criminal ยป Sentences   |   State: New Mexico   |   #14241

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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