CHAPTER 15. PREPARATORY OFFENSES
§ 15.01. CRIMINAL ATTEMPT.
(a) A person commits an
offense if, with specific intent to commit an offense, he does an
act amounting to more than mere preparation that tends but fails to
effect the commission of the offense intended.
(b) If a person attempts an offense that may be aggravated,
his conduct constitutes an attempt to commit the aggravated offense
if an element that aggravates the offense accompanies the attempt.
(c) It is no defense to prosecution for criminal attempt
that the offense attempted was actually committed.
(d) An offense under this section is one category lower than
the offense attempted, and if the offense attempted is a state jail
felony, the offense is a Class A misdemeanor.