Texas Penal Code - Section 15.03. Criminal Solicitation
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§ 15.03. CRIMINAL SOLICITATION. (a) A person commits an
offense if, with intent that a capital felony or felony of the first
degree be committed, he requests, commands, or attempts to induce
another to engage in specific conduct that, under the circumstances
surrounding his conduct as the actor believes them to be, would
constitute the felony or make the other a party to its commission.
(b) A person may not be convicted under this section on the
uncorroborated testimony of the person allegedly solicited and
unless the solicitation is made under circumstances strongly
corroborative of both the solicitation itself and the actor's
intent that the other person act on the solicitation.
(c) It is no defense to prosecution under this section that:
(1) the person solicited is not criminally responsible
for the felony solicited;
(2) the person solicited has been acquitted, has not
been prosecuted or convicted, has been convicted of a different
offense or of a different type or class of offense, or is immune
(3) the actor belongs to a class of persons that by
definition of the felony solicited is legally incapable of
committing the offense in an individual capacity; or
(4) the felony solicited was actually committed.
(d) An offense under this section is:
(1) a felony of the first degree if the offense
solicited is a capital offense; or
(2) a felony of the second degree if the offense
solicited is a felony of the first degree.
Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974.
Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 462, § 1, eff. Sept. 1,
1993; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, § 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.
Last modified: August 11, 2007