Texas Penal Code

Sec. § 12.03
Classification of Misdemeanors


Misdemeanors are classified according to the relative seriousness of the offense into three categories:


Class A misdemeanors;


Class B misdemeanors;


Class C misdemeanors.


An offense designated a misdemeanor in this code without specification as to punishment or category is a Class C misdemeanor.


Conviction of a Class C misdemeanor does not impose any legal disability or disadvantage.
Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.

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