Texas Penal Code Case Study

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TEXAS PENAL CODE [Updated through 3rd C.S. 83rd Legislature (2013)] Compiled by Professor Jerry L. Dowling, J.D. College of Criminal Justice Sam Houston State University Huntsville, Texas The following sections of the Texas Penal Code were modified by the 83rd Legislature. Shown is the code section number and the House or Senate bill which produced the modification. All changes bill numbers refer to the Regular Session unless otherwise noted. Modifications are inclusive of the Third Called Session of the 83rd Legislature. 3.03 (b) 8.07 8.08 12.31 12.42 12.42 (b) 12.42 (b) 12.42 (c)(4) 12.42 (d) 12.42 (d) 12.42 (f) 12.42 (f) 22.01 (e)(1) 25.07 25.07 25.07 (a) 25.07 (b) 25.07 (g) 25.072 30.05 (b)(10) 30.05 (e) 30.05 (f) 31.06 31.06 (a)…show more content…
8.06. ENTRAPMENT. (a) It is a defense to prosecution that the actor engaged in the conduct charged because he was induced to do so by a law enforcement agent using persuasion or other means likely to cause persons to commit the offense. Conduct merely affording a person an opportunity to commit an offense does not constitute entrapment. (b) In this section "law enforcement agent" includes personnel of the state and local law enforcement agencies as well as of the United States and any person acting in accordance with instructions from such agents. Sec. 8.07. AGE AFFECTING CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY. (a) A person may not be prosecuted for or convicted of any offense that the person committed when younger than 15 years of age except: (1) perjury and aggravated perjury when it appears by proof that the person had sufficient discretion to understand the nature and obligation of an oath; (2) a violation of a penal statute cognizable under Chapter 729, Transportation Code, except for conduct for which the person convicted may be sentenced to imprisonment or confinement in jail; (3) a violation of a motor vehicle traffic ordinance of an incorporated city or town in this state; (4) a misdemeanor punishable by fine only; (5) a violation of a penal ordinance of a political subdivision; (6) a violation of a penal statute that is, or is a lesser included offense of, a capital felony, an aggravated controlled substance felony, or a felony of the first degree for which the person is transferred to the court under Section 54.02, Family Code, for prosecution if the person committed the offense when 14 years of age or older; or (7) a capital felony or an offense under Section 19.02 for which the person is transferred to the court under Section 54.02(j)(2)(A), Family Code. (b) Unless the juvenile court waives jurisdiction under Section 54.02, Family Code, and certifies the individual for criminal prosecution or the juvenile court has previously waived jurisdiction under that

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