Class A misdemeanor.
If it is will codicil, deed, deed of trust, mortgage, security instrument, security agreement, credit card, check, authorization to debit an account at a financial institution, or similar sight order for payment of money, contract, release, or other commercial instrument - Punishment goes to State Jail felony.
If Part of an issue of money, securities, postage, or revenue stamps; instruments issued by a state or national government, issue of stock, bonds, or other instruments representing interests in or claims against another person - Punishment goes to F3
Punishment Enhancement is increased to next higher category if the offense was committed against an elderly individual.
If, with intent to defraud or harm another, defendant destroys, removes, conceals, alters, substitutes, or otherwise impairs the verity (truth), legibility, or availability of a writing other than a government record.
Class A misdemeanor.
State Jail felony if the writing is: A will or codicil of another, or Is a deed, mortgage, deed of trust, security instrument, security agreement.
A person who is 17 years of age or older commits an offense if, with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person, defendant, over the internet, by electronic mail or text message or other electronic message service or system, or through commercial online service, intentionally: Communicates in a sexually explicit manner with a minor; or Distributes sexually explicit material to a minor. Or, knowingly solicits a minor to meet another person, including defendant, with the intent that the minor will engage in sexual contact, sexual intercourse, or deviate sexual intercourse with defendant or another person. If defendant intentionally or knowingly offers, confers, or agrees to confer on another, or solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept from another: Any benefit as consideration for the recipient's decision, opinion, recommendation, vote of other exercise of discretion as a public servant, party official, or voter; Any benefit as consideration for the recipient's decision, opinion, recommendation, vote of other exercise of discretion in a judicial or administrative proceeding;
If, with intent to influence, the witness defendant offers, confers, or agrees to confer any benefit on a witness or prospective witness in an official proceeding or coerces a witness or prospective witness in an official proceeding: 1) To testify falsely; 2) To withhold any testimony, information, document, or thing; 3) To elude legal process [subpoena] summoning him to testify or supply evidence; 4) To absent himself from an official proceeding to which he has been legally summoned; or 5) To abstain from, discontinue, or delay the prosecution of another.
Witness guilty if knowingly solicits, accepts, or agrees to accept any benefit.
F3, except that if the official proceeding is part of the prosecution of a criminal case, offense is same category of the most serious offense charged in that criminal case.
Anything belonging to, received by, or kept by a government for information, including a court record; Anything required by law to be kept by others for information of government; A license, certificate, permit, seal, title, letter of patent, or similar document issued by government, by another state or by the United States; A standard proof of motor vehicle liability insurance form; An official ballot or other election record; or The written documentation a mobile food unit is required to obtain. If, knowing that an investigation or official proceeding is pending or in progress, defendant: 1) Alters, destroys, or conceals any record, document, or thing with intent to impair its verity, legibility, or availability as evidence in the investigation or official proceeding; or 2) Makes, presents, or uses any record, document, or thing with knowledge of its falsity and with intent to affect the course or outcome of the investigation or official proceeding. during investigation - alters, destroys, or conceals or makes, present, or uses or offense committed - alters, destroys, or conceals is a felony of 3rd degree, unless the thing altered, destroyed, or concealed is a human corpse, in which the offense is a felony 2nd degree.
Offense under observes - human corpse is a Class A misdemeanor.
If, with intent to hinder the arrest, prosecution, conviction, or punishment of another for an offense or, with intent to hinder the arrest, detention, adjudication, or disposition of a child for engaging in delinquent conduct that violates a penal law of the state, or with intent to hinder the arrest of another under the authority of a warrant or capias, defendant:
1) Harbors or conceals the other;
2) Provides or aids in providing the other with any means of avoiding arrest or effecting escape; or
3) Warns the other of impending discovery or apprehension.
If defendant knowingly initiates, communicates or circulates a report of a present, past, or future bombing, fire, offense, or other emergency that he knows is false or baseless and that would ordinarily:
1) Cause action by an official or volunteer agency organized to deal with emergencies;
2) Place a person in fear of imminent serious bodily injury; or
3) Prevent or interrupt the occupation of a building, room, place of assembly, place to which the public has access, or aircraft, automobile, or other mode of conveyance.
If defendant intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly possesses or goes with a firearm, illegal knife, club, or prohibited weapon:
1) On the physical premise of a school. Being conducted, or a passenger transportation vehicle of a school or educational institution, whether the school or educational institution is public or private, unless pursuant to written regulations or written authorization of the institution;
2) On the premises of a polling place on the day of an election or while early voting is in progress;
3) On the premises of any government court;
4) On the premises of a racetrack;
5) In or into a secured area of an airport; or
6) Within 1,000 feet of premises the location of which is designated by the TDCJ as a place of execution, on a day that a sentence of death is set to be imposed on the designated premises and the person received notice that: