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crimes, misdemeanors and felonies

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Burglary The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft (excludes tents, trailers, and other mobile units used for recreational purposes).
Criminally Negligent Homicide A person commits an offense if he causes the death of an individual by criminal negligence.
Misdemeanor An offense punishable by incarceration, usually in a local confinement facility, for a period whose upper limit is prescribed by statute in a given jurisdiction, typically one year or less.
Felony A criminal offense punishable by death or by incarceration in a prison facility for at least one year
Capital Felony An individual in which the state seeks the death penalty or shall be punished by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for life without parole or by death.
Murder The unlawful killing of a human being. Murder is a generic term that in common usage may include first- and second-degree murder, manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, and other similar offenses.
Arson Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, and so on.
Assault An unlawful attack by one person upon another.
Larceny/Theft The unlawful taking or attempted taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property, from the possession or constructive possession of another.
Robbery The unlawful taking or attempted taking of property that is in the immediate possession of another by force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Sexual Assault unlawful sexual intercourse achieved through force and without consent
Motor Vehicle Theft The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
Penal Code Refers to a set of laws which are related to the punishment of crimes and offenses
Index Crime includes murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson. These eight crimes serve as a common indicator of the nation's crime experience because of their seriousness and frequency of occurrence
Aggravated Assault The unlawful, intentional inflicting, or attempted or threatened inflicting, of serious injury upon the person of another
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