ORGANIZED CRIME

A few important things about organized crime in Texas, per Texas law. It is complicated.

ENGAGING IN ORGANIZED CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.

Most of terms defining criminal activity are related to: murder, capital murder, arson, aggravated robbery, robbery, burglary, theft, aggravated kidnapping, kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, continuous sexual abuse of young child or children, solicitation of a minor, forgery, deadly conduct, assault punishable as a Class A misdemeanor, burglary of a motor vehicle, or unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

Also, related to it: gambling, promotion of prostitution, unlawful manufacture of firearms or prohibited weapons; delivery, dispensation, or distribution of a controlled substance, any unlawful wholesale promotion or possession of any obscene material or obscene device with the intent to wholesale promote the same;

COERCING, INDUCING, OR SOLICITING MEMBERSHIP IN A CRIMINAL STREET GANG.  

A person commits an offense if the person knowingly causes, enables, encourages, recruits, or solicits another person to become a member of a criminal street gang which, as a condition of initiation, admission, membership, or continued membership, requires the commission of any conduct which constitutes an offense punishable as a Class A misdemeanor or a felony.

DIRECTING ACTIVITIES OF CRIMINAL STREET GANGS. 

A person commits an offense if the person, as part of the identifiable leadership of a criminal street gang, knowingly finances, directs, or supervises the commission of, or a conspiracy to commit, one or more of the following offenses by members of a criminal street gang

TESTIMONIAL IMMUNITY.  

A party to an offense under this chapter may be required to furnish evidence or testify about the offense. No evidence or testimony required to be furnished under the provisions of this section nor any information directly or indirectly derived from such evidence or testimony may be used against the witness in any criminal case, except a prosecution for aggravated perjury or contempt.

RENUNCIATION DEFENSE.

It is an affirmative defense to prosecution that under circumstances manifesting a voluntary and complete renunciation of the actor’s criminal objective, the actor withdrew from the combination before commission of an offense and took further affirmative action that prevented the commission of the offense.

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