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Advertising for Placement of Child

Advertising for Placement of Child

Chapter 25 of the Texas Penal Code places restrictions and guidelines on offenses dealing with the family.

“Advertising for Placement of Child” as per § 25.09 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person advertises in the public media that the person will place, provide, or obtain a child for adoption or any other form of permanent physical custody of the child.

An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor unless the person has been convicted previously under this section, in which event the offense is a felony of the third degree.

Severity of Crime

Misdemeanor A

  • Confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year

  • Fine not to exceed $4,000

  • Both such fine and confinement

Third Degree Felony

  • Imprisonment in the institutional division for not more than 10 years or less than two years

  • In addition to imprisonment, may receive a fine not to exceed $10,000