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Use of Laser Pointers

Use of Laser Pointers

Chapter 42 of the Texas Penal Code defines disorderly conduct and other related charges.

“Use of Laser Pointers”, as per § 42.13 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person knowingly directs a light from a laser pointer at a uniformed safety officer, including a peace officer, security guard, firefighter, emergency medical service worker, or other uniformed municipal, state, or federal officer.

In this section, "laser pointer" means a device that emits a visible light amplified by the stimulated emission of radiation.

An offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.

Severity of Crime

Misdemeanor c

  • Fine not to exceed $500