Liberty, Texas Criminal Lawyer Jim Sullivan Can Defend You if You Are Arrested for Disrupting a Funeral Service or Any Other Criminal Offense

Liberty, Texas Criminal Lawyer Jim Sullivan has practiced criminal law for over 17 years in Liberty county and throughout the state of Texas.  If you need a serious Liberty, Texas Criminal Trial Attorney, you can call Jim Sullivan right now at 281-546-6428.

Disrupting a funeral service is serious misdemeanor offense.  If convicted, a person could be sent to jail for up to six months.  It is outrageous that a church is protesting at the funerals of American servicemen who were killed in war in order to draw attention to their own agenda.

Texas Penal Code, Sec. 42.055.  FUNERAL SERVICE DISRUPTIONS.  (a)  In this section:(1)  “Facility” means a building at which any portion of a funeral service takes place, including a funeral parlor, mortuary, private home, or established place of worship.(2)  “Funeral service” means a ceremony, procession, or memorial service, including a wake or viewing, held in connection with the burial or cremation of the dead.(3)  “Picketing” means:(A)  standing, sitting, or repeated walking, riding, driving, or other similar action by a person displaying or carrying a banner, placard, or sign;(B)  engaging in loud singing, chanting, whistling, or yelling, with or without noise amplification through a device such as a bullhorn or microphone; or(C)  blocking access to a facility or cemetery being used for a funeral service.(b)  A person commits an offense if, during the period beginning one hour before the service begins and ending one hour after the service is completed, the person engages in picketing within 1,000 feet of a facility or cemetery being used for a funeral service.(c)  An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.


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