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Texas Penal Code - Chapter 9 Justification Excluding Criminal Responsibility

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  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.01 - Definitions
    In this chapter: (1) "Custody" has the meaning assigned by Section 38.01. (2) "Escape" has the meaning assigned by Section 38.01. (3) "Deadly force" means ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.02 - Justification As A Defense
    It is a defense to prosecution that the conduct in question is justified under this chapter. Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, § ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.03 - Confinement As Justifiable Force
    Confinement is justified when force is justified by this chapter if the actor takes reasonable measures to terminate the confinement as soon as he knows ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.04 - Threats As Justifiable Force
    The threat of force is justified when the use of force is justified by this chapter. For purposes of this section, a threat to cause ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.05 - Reckless Injury Of Innocent Third Person
    Even though an actor is justified under this chapter in threatening or using force or deadly force against another, if in doing so he also ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.06 - Civil Remedies Unaffected
    The fact that conduct is justified under this chapter does not abolish or impair any remedy for the conduct that is available in a civil ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.21 - Public Duty
    (a) Except as qualified by Subsections (b) and (c), conduct is justified if the actor reasonably believes the conduct is required or authorized by law, ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.22 - Necessity
    Conduct is justified if: (1) the actor reasonably believes the conduct is immediately necessary to avoid imminent harm; (2) the desirability and urgency of avoiding ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.31 - Self-Defense
    (a) Except as provided in Subsection (b), a person is justified in using force against another when and to the degree he reasonably believes the ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.32 - Deadly Force In Defense Of Person
    (a) A person is justified in using deadly force against another: (1) if he would be justified in using force against the other under Section ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.33 - Defense Of Third Person
    A person is justified in using force or deadly force against another to protect a third person if: (1) under the circumstances as the actor ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.34 - Protection Of Life Or Health
    (a) A person is justified in using force, but not deadly force, against another when and to the degree he reasonably believes the force is ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.41 - Protection Of One's Own Property
    (a) A person in lawful possession of land or tangible, movable property is justified in using force against another when and to the degree the ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.42 - Deadly Force To Protect Property
    A person is justified in using deadly force against another to protect land or tangible, movable property: (1) if he would be justified in using ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.43 - Protection Of Third Person's Property
    A person is justified in using force or deadly force against another to protect land or tangible, movable property of a third person if, under ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.44 - Use Of Device To Protect Property
    The justification afforded by Sections 9.41 and 9.43 applies to the use of a device to protect land or tangible, movable property if: (1) the ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.51 - Arrest And Search
    (a) A peace officer, or a person acting in a peace officer's presence and at his direction, is justified in using force against another when ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.52 - Prevention Of Escape From Custody
    The use of force to prevent the escape of an arrested person from custody is justifiable when the force could have been employed to effect ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.53 - Maintaining Security In Correctional Facility
    An officer or employee of a correctional facility is justified in using force against a person in custody when and to the degree the officer ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.61 - Parent-Child
    (a) The use of force, but not deadly force, against a child younger than 18 years is justified: (1) if the actor is the child's ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.62 - Educator-Student
    The use of force, but not deadly force, against a person is justified: (1) if the actor is entrusted with the care, supervision, or administration ...
  • Texas Penal Code Section 9.63 - Guardian-Incompetent
    The use of force, but not deadly force, against a mental incompetent is justified: (1) if the actor is the incompetent's guardian or someone similarly ...
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    Last modified: August 11, 2007