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Offering Gift to Public Servant

Offering Gift to Public Servant

Chapter 36 of the Texas Penal Code defines bribery and corrupt influence offenses.

“Offering Gift to Public Servant”, as per § 36.09 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person offers, confers, or agrees to confer any benefit on a public servant that he knows the public servant is prohibited by law from accepting.

An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.

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