The Implements for Escape crime in the state of Texas gives police the right to arrest you if they believe you intended to facilitate an escape and provided an inmate with a deadly weapon or anything else that might have been useful for an escape. Learn more detailed information about the Implements for Escape offense below.
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Implements for Escape is classified in the Texas Penal Code under Title 8 “Offenses Against Public Administration”, Chapter 38 “Obstructing Governmental Operation.”
The offense is described in Section 38.09 of the Texas Penal Code.
(a) A person commits an offense if, with intent to facilitate escape, he introduces into a correctional facility, or provides a person in custody or an inmate with, a deadly weapon or anything that may be useful for escape.
You can be charged with Implements for Escape if the state’s attorneys believe that each of the elements of 38.09(a) as described in the section above have been met.
A conviction for Implements for Escape is punished as a Felony of the Third Degree,1 with a maximum possible fine under Texas state law of up to $10,000 and prison time of up to 10 years.
If the actor provides a deadly weapon then a conviction for Implements for Escape is punished as a Felony of the Second Degree,2 with a maximum possible fine under Texas state law of up to $10,000 and prison time of up to 20 years. Learn about the differences between grades of felonies and misdemeanors
1 Texas Penal Code Section 38.09(b)
2 Texas Penal Code Section 38.09(b)