(a) A person commits an offense if the person:
(1) knowingly permits another to operate a motor vehicle owned by the person; and
(2) knows that at the time permission is given the other person’s license has been suspended as a result of a:
(A) conviction of an offense under:
(i) Section 49.04, Penal Code;
(ii) Section 49.07, Penal Code, if the offense involved operation of a motor vehicle; or
(iii) Article 6701l-1, Revised Statutes, as that law existed before September 1, 1994; or
(B) failure to give a specimen under:
(i) Chapter 724; or
(ii) Chapter 434, Acts of the 61st Legislature, Regular Session, 1969 (Article 6701l-5, Vernon’s Texas Civil Statutes), as that law existed before September 1, 1995.
(b) An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

Terms Used In Texas Transportation Code 705.001

  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005