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Manufacture, Possession, or Delivery of Unlawful Telecommunications Device

The Manufacture, Possession, or Delivery of Unlawful Telecommunications Device crime in the state of Texas makes it illegal to manufacture, posses, or deliver counterfeit telecommunications device or equipment to make a counterfeit telecommunications device with the intent to commit the offense of Theft of Telecommunications Service. Learn more detailed information about the Manufacture, Possession, or Delivery of Unlawful Telecommunications Device offense below.

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Manufacture, Possession, or Delivery of Unlawful Telecommunications Device is classified in the Texas Penal Code under Title 7 “Offenses Against Property,” Chapter 33A “Telecommunications Crime.”

What is the current Texas law about Manufacture, Possession, or Delivery of Unlawful Telecommunications Device?

The current Texas law is as follows:1

(a) A person commits an offense if the person manufactures, possesses, delivers, offers to deliver, or advertises:

(1) a counterfeit telecommunications device; or

(2) a telecommunications device that is intended to be used to:

(A) commit an offense under Section 33A.04; or

(B) conceal the existence or place of origin or destination of a telecommunications service.

(b) A person commits an offense if the person delivers, offers to deliver, or advertises plans, instructions, or materials for manufacture of:

(1) a counterfeit telecommunications device; or

(2) a telecommunications device that is intended to be used to commit an offense under Subsection (a).

How can I be charged with Manufacture, Possession, or Delivery of Unlawful Telecommunications Device?

You can be charged with Manufacture, Possession, or Delivery of Unlawful Telecommunications Device if the state’s attorneys believe that each of the elements of 33A.03(a) as described in the section above have been met.

What is the punishment for Manufacture, Possession, or Delivery of Unlawful Telecommunications Device?

A conviction for Manufacture, Possession, or Delivery of Unlawful Telecommunications Device 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 up to 10 years. Learn about the differences between grades of felonies and misdemeanors


Legal References:

1 Texas Penal Code §33A.03

2 Texas Penal Code §33A.03(c)

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