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Impersonating Public Servant

Impersonating Public Servant

Chapter 37 of the Texas Penal Code defines offenses relating to perjury and other falsification.

“Impersonating Public Servant”, as per § 37.11 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person impersonates a public servant with intent to induce another to submit to his pretended official authority or to rely on his pretended official acts; or knowingly purports to exercise any function of a public servant or of a public office, including that of a judge and court, and the position or office through which he purports to exercise a function of a public servant or public office has no lawful existence under the constitution or laws of this state or of the United States.

An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree.

Severity of Crime

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