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This text is from the 1999 Texas Penal Code.
For a more current version of this provision
see the FastLaws Texas Penal Code
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Sec. 32.46. SECURING EXECUTION OF DOCUMENT BY DECEPTION. (a) [amended 5/21/97] A person commits an offense if, with intent to defraud or harm any person, he, by deception:
(1) causes another to sign or execute any document affecting property or service or the pecuniary interest of any person; or
(2) causes or induces a public servant to file or record any purported judgment or other document purporting to memorialize or evidence an act, an order, a directive, or process of:
(A) a purported court that is not expressly created or established under the constitution or the laws of this state or of the United States;
(B) a purported judicial entity that is not expressly created or established under the constitution or laws of this state or of the United States; or
(C) a purported judicial officer of a purported court or purported judicial entity described by Paragraph (A) or (B).
(b) [amended 5/21/97] An offense under Subsection (a)(1) is a:
(1) Class C misdemeanor if the value of the property, service, or pecuniary interest is less than $20;
(2) Class B misdemeanor if the value of the property, service, or pecuniary interest is $20 or more but less than $500;
(3) Class A misdemeanor if the value of the property, service, or pecuniary interest is $500 or more but less than $1,500;
(4) state jail felony if the value of the property, service, or pecuniary interest is $1,500 or more but less than $20,000;
(5) felony of the third degree if the value of the property, service, or pecuniary interest is $20,000 or more but less than $100,000;
(6) felony of the second degree if the value of the property, service, or pecuniary interest is $100,000 or more but less than $200,000; or
(7) felony of the first degree if the value of the property, service, or pecuniary interest is $200,000 or more.
(c) [added 5/21/97] An offense under Subsection (a)(2) is a state jail felony.
(d) [added 5/21/97] In this section, "deception" has the meaning assigned by Section 31.01.
Eff 5/21/97 changed in (b) from "under this section" to "under Subsection (a)(1)"] Before 5/21/97 (a) provided:
(a) A person commits an offense if, with intent to defraud or harm any person, he, by deception, causes another to sign or execute any document affecting property or service or the pecuniary interest of any person.

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