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Operation of Stash House

The Texas Operation of Stash House offense was created in the 86th Texas Legislative Session by HB 2613. The offense will be effective on September 1, 2019. Learn more detailed information about the Operation of Stash House offense below.

*This is a new offense as of 2019. More detail will be added to this page as soon as it is available*

Concerned about Operation of Stash House in Texas? Call criminal defense lawyer Paul Saputo at (888) 239-9305.

What is the law on Operation of Stash House in Texas?

As of September of 2019, Operation of Stash House is to be codified at Section 20.07 of the Texas Penal Code. Subsection (a) describes the offense as follows:

A person commits an offense if the person knowingly:

(1) uses or permits another to use any real estate, building, room, tent, vehicle, boat, or other property owned by the person or under the person’s control to commit an offense or to facilitate the commission of an offense under Section 20.05, 20.06, 20A.02, 20A.03, 43.04, or 43.05; or

(2) rents or leases any property to another, intending that the property be used as described by Subdivision (1).

What is the punishment range for Operation of Stash House?

Operation of Stash House will be classified a Class A misdemeanor,1 punishable by up to a year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine.


Legal References:

1 Texas Penal Code §20.07(b), as passed by HB 2613 in the 2019 Texas Legislative Session

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