Possession, Manufacture, or Distribution of Certain Items Used to Commit Retail Theft
Chapter 31 of the Texas Penal Code defines theft related offenses.
“Possession, Manufacture, or Distribution of Certain Items Used to Commit Retail Theft”, as per § 31.15 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person, with the intent to use the instrument to commit theft, the person:
possesses a shielding or deactivation instrument; or
knowingly manufactures, sells, offers for sale, or otherwise distributes a shielding or deactivation instrument.
An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
Severity of Crime
Confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year
Fine not to exceed $4,000
Both such fine and confinement