Chapter 42 of the Texas Penal Code defines disorderly conduct and other related charges.
“Cockfighting”, as per § 42.105 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person knowingly;
1. causes a cock to fight with another cock;
2. participates in the earnings of a cockfight;
3. uses or permits another to use any real estate, building, room, tent, arena, or other property for cockfighting;
4. owns or trains a cock with the intent that the cock be used in an exhibition of cockfighting;
5. manufactures, buys, sells, barters, exchanges, possesses, advertises, or otherwise offers a gaff, slasher, or other sharp implement designed for attachment to a cock with the intent
An offense under 1) or 2) is a state jail felony. An offense under Subsection 3), 4), or 5) is a Class A misdemeanor. An offense under Subsection 6) is a Class C misdemeanor, except that the offense is a Class A misdemeanor if it is shown on the trial of the offense that the person has been previously convicted of an offense under that subdivision.
Severity of Crime
Fine not to exceed $500
Confinement in jail for a term not to exceed one year
Fine not to exceed $4,000
Both such fine and confinement
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