Sections
Subchapter A General Provisions 9.01 – 9.06
Subchapter B Justification Generally 9.21 – 9.22
Subchapter C Protection of Persons 9.31 – 9.34
Subchapter D Protection of Property 9.41 – 9.44
Subchapter E Law Enforcement 9.51 – 9.53
Subchapter F Special Relationships 9.61 – 9.63

Terms Used In Texas Penal Code Chapter 9

  • Actor: means a person whose criminal responsibility is in issue in a criminal action. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Another: means a person other than the actor. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Bodily injury: means physical pain, illness, or any impairment of physical condition. 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
  • 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
  • Death: includes , for an individual who is an unborn child, the failure to be born alive. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Effects: includes all personal property and all interest in that property. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Felony: means an offense so designated by law or punishable by death or confinement in a penitentiary. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • United States: includes a department, bureau, or other agency of the United States of America. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Unlawful: means criminal or tortious or both and includes what would be criminal or tortious but for a defense not amounting to justification or privilege. See Texas Estates Code 505.051
  • Year: means 12 consecutive months. See Texas Government Code 311.005