§ 22.01 Assault
§ 22.011 Sexual Assault
§ 22.02 Aggravated Assault
§ 22.021 Aggravated Sexual Assault
§ 22.04 Injury to a Child, Elderly Individual, or Disabled Individual
§ 22.041 Abandoning or Endangering Child
§ 22.05 Deadly Conduct
§ 22.06 Consent as Defense to Assaultive Conduct
§ 22.07 Terroristic Threat
§ 22.08 Aiding Suicide
§ 22.09 Tampering With Consumer Product
§ 22.10 Leaving a Child in a Vehicle
§ 22.11 Harassment by Persons in Certain Facilities; Harassment of Public Servant
§ 22.12 Applicability to Certain Conduct

Terms Used In Texas Penal Code Chapter 22

  • Act: means a bodily movement, whether voluntary or involuntary, and includes speech. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Actor: means a person whose criminal responsibility is in issue in a criminal action. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Agency: includes authority, board, bureau, commission, committee, council, department, district, division, and office. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Another: means a person other than the actor. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Association: means a government or governmental subdivision or agency, trust, partnership, or two or more persons having a joint or common economic interest. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Bodily injury: means physical pain, illness, or any impairment of physical condition. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Civil commitment facility: means a facility owned, leased, or operated by the state, or by a vendor under contract with the state, that houses only persons who have been civilly committed as sexually violent predators under Chapter Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Coercion: means a threat, however communicated:
    (A) to commit an offense;
    (B) to inflict bodily injury in the future on the person threatened or another;
    (C) to accuse a person of any offense;
    (D) to expose a person to hatred, contempt, or ridicule;
    (E) to harm the credit or business repute of any person; or
    (F) to take or withhold action as a public servant, or to cause a public servant to take or withhold action. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Conduct: means an act or omission and its accompanying mental state. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Consent: means assent in fact, whether express or apparent. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Controlled substance: has the meaning assigned by Section Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Correctional facility: means a place designated by law for the confinement of a person arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a criminal offense. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Deadly weapon: means :
    (A) a firearm or anything manifestly designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of inflicting death or serious bodily injury; or
    (B) anything that in the manner of its use or intended use is capable of causing death or serious bodily injury. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Death: includes , for an individual who is an unborn child, the failure to be born alive. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Drug: has the meaning assigned by Section Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Effective consent: includes consent by a person legally authorized to act for the owner. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Felony: means an offense so designated by law or punishable by death or confinement in a penitentiary. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Government: means :
    (A) the state;
    (B) a county, municipality, or political subdivision of the state; or
    (C) any branch or agency of the state, a county, municipality, or political subdivision. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Harm: means anything reasonably regarded as loss, disadvantage, or injury, including harm to another person in whose welfare the person affected is interested. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Individual: means a human being who is alive, including an unborn child at every stage of gestation from fertilization until birth. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Law: means the constitution or a statute of this state or of the United States, a written opinion of a court of record, a municipal ordinance, an order of a county commissioners court, or a rule authorized by and lawfully adopted under a statute. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • lien: include :
    (1) a deed of trust;
    (2) a vendor's lien, a mechanic's, materialman's, or laborer's lien, an attachment or garnishment lien, and a federal or state tax lien;
    (3) a chattel mortgage;
    (4) a judgment; and
    (5) a pledge by hypothecation. See
  • Misdemeanor: means an offense so designated by law or punishable by fine, by confinement in jail, or by both fine and confinement in jail. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Omission: means failure to act. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Owner: means a person who:
    (A) has title to the property, possession of the property, whether lawful or not, or a greater right to possession of the property than the actor; or
    (B) is a holder in due course of a negotiable instrument. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Peace officer: means a person elected, employed, or appointed as a peace officer under Article Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, or association. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Possession: means actual care, custody, control, or management. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Public place: means any place to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access and includes, but is not limited to, streets, highways, and the common areas of schools, hospitals, apartment houses, office buildings, transport facilities, and shops. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Public servant: means a person elected, selected, appointed, employed, or otherwise designated as one of the following, even if he has not yet qualified for office or assumed his duties:
    (A) an officer, employee, or agent of government;
    (B) a juror or grand juror; or
    (C) an arbitrator, referee, or other person who is authorized by law or private written agreement to hear or determine a cause or controversy; or
    (D) an attorney at law or notary public when participating in the performance of a governmental function; or
    (E) a candidate for nomination or election to public office; or
    (F) a person who is performing a governmental function under a claim of right although he is not legally qualified to do so. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Real property: includes estates and interests in land, whether corporeal or incorporeal or legal or equitable. See Texas Estates Code 114.003
  • Reasonable belief: means a belief that would be held by an ordinary and prudent man in the same circumstances as the actor. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Secure correctional facility: means :
    (A) a municipal or county jail; or
    (B) a confinement facility operated by or under a contract with any division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Serious bodily injury: means bodily injury that creates a substantial risk of death or that causes death, serious permanent disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member or organ. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Signature: includes the mark of a person unable to write, and "subscribe" includes the making of such a mark. See Texas Government Code 312.011