Felony Offenses in the Texas Penal Code

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Texas Penal Code, Section 37.13 - Record of a Fraudulent Court

CHAPTER 37. PERJURY AND OTHER FALSIFICATION

        § 37.13.  RECORD OF A FRAUDULENT COURT.
        (a)  A person commits an offense if the person makes, presents, or uses any document or other record with:
                (1)  knowledge that the document or other record is not a record of a court created under or established by the constitution or laws of this state or of the United States;  and
                (2)  the intent that the document or other record be given the same legal effect as a record of a court created under or established by the constitution or laws of this state or of the United States.
        (b)  An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor, except that the offense is a felony of the third degree if it is shown on the trial of the offense that the defendant has previously been convicted under this section on two or more occasions.
        (c)  If conduct that constitutes an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under Section 32.48 or 37.10, the actor may be prosecuted under any of those sections.

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