OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON: ASSAULTIVE OFFENSES Part 3

Finally, a few more offenses against the person, part of Texas’ penal code chapter 22:

AIDING SUICIDE.

TAMPERING WITH CONSUMER PRODUCT.

LEAVING A CHILD IN A VEHICLE.

HARASSMENT BY PERSONS IN CERTAIN FACILITIES; HARASSMENT OF PUBLIC SERVANT. 

APPLICABILITY TO CERTAIN CONDUCT.

AIDING SUICIDE. 

A person commits an offense if, with intent to promote or assist the commission of suicide by another, he aids or attempts to aid the other to commit or attempt to commit suicide.

TAMPERING WITH CONSUMER PRODUCT.  

“Tamper” means to alter or add a foreign substance to a consumer product to make it probable that the consumer product will cause serious bodily injury. A person commits an offense if he knowingly or intentionally tampers with a consumer product knowing that the consumer product will be offered for sale to the public or as a gift to another.

Also, it is an offense if he knowingly or intentionally threatens to tamper with a consumer product with the intent to cause fear, to affect the sale of the consumer product, or to cause bodily injury to any person.

LEAVING A CHILD IN A VEHICLE.  

A person commits an offense if he intentionally or knowingly leaves a child in a motor vehicle for longer than five minutes, knowing that the child is:

(1)  younger than seven years of age;  and

(2)  not attended by an individual in the vehicle who is 14 years of age or older.

HARASSMENT BY PERSONS IN CERTAIN FACILITIES; HARASSMENT OF PUBLIC SERVANT.  

It is a long list of possible scenarios and here are just a few of them:

  •  in retaliation for or on account of an exercise of official power or performance of an official duty by the officer or employee; or
  • while the person or employee is engaged in performing a service within the scope of the contract, if the actor knows the person or employee is authorized by the state to provide the service; or
  • in retaliation for or on account of the person’s or employee’s performance of a service within the scope of the contract; or

APPLICABILITY TO CERTAIN CONDUCT.  

This chapter does not apply to conduct charged as having been committed against an individual who is an unborn child if the conduct is:

  • committed by the mother of the unborn child;
  • a lawful medical procedure performed by a physician or other health care provider with the requisite consent;
  • a lawful medical procedure performed by a physician or other licensed health care provider with the requisite consent as part of an assisted reproduction.

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