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Unauthorized Absence From Community Corrections Facility, County Correctional Center, or Assignment Site

The Unauthorized Absence From Community Corrections Facility, County Correctional Center, or Assignment Site crime in the state of Texas makes it a criminal offense to fail to report to a jail or leave a jail (or other correctional facility) if you are sentenced by the court or required as a condition of community supervision to be there. Learn more detailed information about the Unauthorized Absence From Community Corrections Facility, County Correctional Center, or Assignment Site offense below.

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Unauthorized Absence From Community Corrections Facility, County Correctional Center, or Assignment Site is classified in the Texas Penal Code under Title 8 “Offenses Against Public Administration,” Chapter 38 “Obstructing Governmental Operation.”

What is the current Texas law about Unauthorized Absence From Community Corrections Facility, County Correctional Center, or Assignment Site?

The current Texas law is as follow:1

(a) A person commits an offense if the person:

(1) is sentenced to or is required as a condition of community supervision or correctional programming to submit to a period of detention or treatment in a community corrections facility or county correctional center;

(2) fails to report to or leaves the facility, the center, or a community service assignment site as directed by the court, community supervision and corrections department supervising the person, or director of the facility or center in which the person is detained or treated, as appropriate; and

(3) in failing to report or leaving acts without the approval of the court, the community supervision and corrections department supervising the person, or the director of the facility or center in which the person is detained or treated.

How can I be charged with Unauthorized Absence From Community Corrections Facility, County Correctional Center, or Assignment Site?

You can be charged with Unauthorized Absence From Community Corrections Facility, County Correctional Center, or Assignment Site if the state’s attorneys believe that each of the elements of 38.113(a) as described in the section above have been met.

What is the punishment for Unauthorized Absence From Community Corrections Facility, County Correctional Center, or Assignment Site?

A conviction for Unauthorized Absence From Community Corrections Facility, County Correctional Center, or Assignment Site is punished as a State Jail Felony,2 with a maximum possible fine under Texas state law of up to $10,000 and jail time of up to two years. Learn about the differences between grades of felonies and misdemeanors


Legal References:

1 Texas Penal Code §38.113

2 Texas Penal Code §38.113(b)

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