Tex. Penal Code Section 21.07
Public Lewdness


A person commits an offense if the person knowingly engages in any of the following acts in a public place or, if not in a public place, the person is reckless about whether another is present who will be offended or alarmed by the person’s:


act of sexual intercourse;


act of deviate sexual intercourse; or


act of sexual contact.


An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor, except that the offense is a felony of the third degree if the actor is civilly committed as a sexually violent predator under Chapter 841 (Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators), Health and Safety Code.
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.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 739 (S.B. 1232), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017.
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 351 (S.B. 1179), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Section 21.07 — Public Lewdness, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/PE/htm/PE.­21.­htm#21.­07 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 21.07’s source at texas​.gov