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Unauthorized Absence from Community Corrections Facility, County Center, or Assignment Site

Unauthorized Absence from Community Corrections Facility, County Center, or Assignment Site

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

“Unauthorized Absence from Community Corrections Facility, County Center, or Assignment Site”, as per § 38.113 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person:

  • is sentenced to or is required as a condition of community supervision or correctional programming to submit to a period of detention or treatment in a community corrections facility or county correctional center;

  • fails to report to or leaves the facility, the center, or a community service assignment site as directed by the court, community supervision and corrections department supervising the person, or director of the facility or center in which the person is detained or treated, as appropriate; and

  • in failing to report or leaving acts without the approval of the court, the community supervision and corrections department supervising the person, or the director of the facility or center in which the person is detained or treated.

An offense under this section is a state jail felony.

Severity of Crime

State Jail Felony

  • Confinement in a state jail for not more than two years and not less than 180 days

  • In addition to confinement, may receive a fine not to exceed $10,000