Felony Offenses in the Texas Penal Code

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Texas Penal Code, Section 37.081 - False Report Regarding Missing Child or Missing Person

CHAPTER 37. PERJURY AND OTHER FALSIFICATION

        § 37.081.  FALSE REPORT REGARDING MISSING CHILD OR MISSING PERSON.  (a)  A person commits an offense if, with intent to deceive, the person knowingly:
                (1)  files a false report of a missing child or missing person with a law enforcement officer or agency;  or
                (2)  makes a false statement to a law enforcement officer or other employee of a law enforcement agency relating to a missing child or missing person.
        (b)  An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

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