Felony Offenses in the Texas Penal Code

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Texas Penal Code, Section 38.16 - Preventing Execution of Civil Process

CHAPTER 38. OBSTRUCTING GOVERNMENTAL OPERATION

        § 38.16.  PREVENTING EXECUTION OF CIVIL PROCESS.
        (a)  A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly by words or physical action prevents the execution of any process in a civil cause.
        (b)  It is an exception to the application of this section that the actor evaded service of process by avoiding detection.
        (c)  An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

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