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Unlawful Possession of Body Armor by Felon

Unlawful Possession of Body Armor by Felon

Chapter 46 of the Texas Penal Code defines charges and punishments for weapon related offenses.

“Unlawful Possession of Body Armor by a Felon”, as per § 46.041 of the Texas Penal Code, occurs when a person who has been convicted of a felony possesses metal or body armor.

In this section, "metal or body armor" means any body covering manifestly designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of protecting a person against gunfire.

An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree.

Severity of Crime

Third Degree Felony

  • Imprisonment in the institutional division for not more than 10 years or less than two years

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