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Preventing Execution of Civil Process

Preventing Execution of Civil Process

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

“Preventing Execution of Civil Process”, as per § 38.17 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person intentionally or knowingly by words or physical action prevents the execution of any process in a civil cause.

An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

Severity of Crime

Misdemeanor c

  • Fine not to exceed $500