Components of Explosives

Texas Criminal Law

The Components of Explosives crime in the state of Texas gives police the right to arrest you if they believe you knowingly have components of an explosive weapon with the intent to combine them to make an explosive device. The police also have to believe that the device was intended to be used as a weapon in a criminal endevaor. Learn more detailed information about the Components of Explosives offense below

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Components of Explosives is classified in the Texas Penal Code under Title 10 “Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, and Morals”, Chapter 46 “Weapons.”

What is the current Texas law about Components of Explosives?

The current Texas law defines the offense of Components of Explosives in Penal Code Section §46.09 as follows:[1]

(a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly possesses components of an explosive weapon with the intent to combine the components into an explosive weapon for use in a criminal endeavor.

How can I be charged with Components of Explosives?

You can be charged with Components of Explosives if the state’s attorneys believe that each of the elements of 46.09(a) as described in the section above have been met.

What is the punishment for Components of Explosives?

A conviction for Components of Explosives is punished as a felony of the third degree,[2] with a maximum possible fine under Texas state law of up to $10,000 and prison time of 2 to 10 years. Learn about the differences between grades of felonies and misdemeanors

Legal References:

^1. Texas Penal Code §46.09^2. Texas Penal Code §46.09(b)

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