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Deceptive Preparation and Marketing of Academic Product

The Deceptive Preparation and Marketing of Academic Product crime in the state of Texas gives police the right to arrest you if they believe you sold, prepared, advertised, or offered an academic product to someone when you should know that person will use it to satisfy an academic requirement. Learn more detailed information about the Deceptive Preparation and Marketing of Academic Product offense below

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Deceptive Preparation and Marketing of Academic Product is classified in the Texas Penal Code under Title 7 “Offenses Against Property,” Chapter 32 “Fraud.”

What is the law in Texas about Deceptive Preparation and Marketing of Academic Product?

The offense is described in Section 32.50 of the Texas Penal Code. There are two different general categories of this offense. The first category is a subsection (b) offense:

(b) A person commits an offense if, with intent to make a profit, the person prepares, sells, offers or advertises for sale, or delivers to another person an academic product when the person knows, or should reasonably have known, that a person intends to submit or use the academic product to satisfy an academic requirement of a person other than the person who prepared the product.

The second category is a subsection (c) offense:

(c) A person commits an offense if, with intent to induce another person to enter into an agreement or obligation to obtain or have prepared an academic product, the person knowingly makes or disseminates a written or oral statement that the person will prepare or cause to be prepared an academic product to be sold for use in satisfying an academic requirement of a person other than the person who prepared the product.

How can I be charged with Deceptive Preparation and Marketing of Academic Product?

You can be charged with Deceptive Preparation and Marketing of Academic Product if the state’s attorneys believe that each of the elements of either 32.50(c) or (d) as described in the section above have been met.

What is the punishment for Deceptive Preparation and Marketing of Academic Product?

A conviction for Deceptive Preparation and Marketing of Academic Product is punished as a Class C misdemeanor,1 with a maximum possible fine under Texas state law of up to $500. Learn about the differences between grades of felonies and misdemeanors


Legal References:

1Texas Penal Code Section 32.50(g)

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