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