You May Need a Houston, Texas Criminal Trial Lawyer if You Are a Gang Member and Are Soliciting Teens to Join Your Gang


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Houston, Texas/Harris County Defense Trial Attorney Jim Sullivan represents real people  accused of serious crimes such as Coercing, Soliciting or Inducing Gang Membership.

Texas Penal Code, Section 22.015 – Coercing, Soliciting, or Inducing Gang Membership

CHAPTER 22. ASSAULTIVE OFFENSES
§ 22.015.  COERCING, SOLICITING, OR INDUCING GANG MEMBERSHIP.
(a)  In this section:
(1)  “Child” means an individual younger than 17 years of age.
(2)  “Criminal street gang” has the meaning assigned by Section 71.01.
(b)  A person commits an offense if, with intent to coerce, induce, or solicit a child to actively participate in the activities of a criminal street gang, the person:
(1)  threatens the child with imminent bodily injury; or
(2)  causes bodily injury to the child.
(c) An offense under Subsection (b)(1) is a state jail felony. An offense under Subsection (b)(2) is a felony of the third degree.

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