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Hindering Proceedings by Disorderly Conduct

Hindering Proceedings by Disorderly Conduct

Chapter 38 of the Texas Penal Code defines offenses relating to the obstruction of governmental operation.

“Hindering Proceedings by Disorderly Conduct”, as per § 38.13 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person recklessly hinders an official proceeding by noise or violent or tumultuous behavior or disturbance and continues after explicit official request to desist.

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