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Texas Penal Code, Section 33A.03 - Manufacture, Possession, or Delivery of Unlawful Telecommunications Device

CHAPTER 33A. TELECOMMUNICATIONS CRIMES

§ 33A.03.  MANUFACTURE, POSSESSION, OR DELIVERY OF UNLAWFUL TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE.  
        (a)  A person commits an offense if the person manufactures, possesses, delivers, offers to deliver, or advertises:
                (1)  a counterfeit telecommunications device;  or
                (2)  a telecommunications device that is intended to be used to:
                        (A)  commit an offense under Section 33A.04;  or
                        (B)  conceal the existence or place of origin or destination of a telecommunications service.
        (b)  A person commits an offense if the person delivers, offers to deliver, or advertises plans, instructions, or materials for manufacture of:
                (1)  a counterfeit telecommunications device;  or
                (2)  a telecommunications device that is intended to be used to commit an offense under Subsection (a).
        (c)  An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree.
        (d)  It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the person was an officer, agent, or employee of a telecommunications service provider who engaged in the conduct for the purpose of gathering information for a law enforcement investigation related to an offense under this chapter.

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 306, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

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