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Texas Penal Code - Section 30.04. Burglary Of Vehicles

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§ 30.04. BURGLARY OF VEHICLES. (a) A person commits an offense if, without the effective consent of the owner, he breaks into or enters a vehicle or any part of a vehicle with intent to commit any felony or theft. (b) For purposes of this section, "enter" means to intrude: (1) any part of the body; or (2) any physical object connected with the body. (c) For purposes of this section, a container or trailer carried on a rail car is a part of the rail car. (d) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor unless the vehicle or part of the vehicle broken into or entered is a rail car, in which event the offense is a state jail felony. (e) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the actor entered a rail car or any part of a rail car and was at that time an employee or a representative of employees exercising a right under the Railway Labor Act (45 U.S.C. Section 151 et seq.). Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, § 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 916, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

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