Criminal Defense of Advertising for Placement of Child in Harris County

Less Common Crimes in Harris County – Advertising for Placement of Child

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        (a) A person commits an offense if the person advertises in the public media that the person will place a child for adoption or will provide or obtain a child for adoption.
        (b) This section does not apply to a licensed child-placing agency that is identified in the advertisement as a licensed child-placing agency.
        (c) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor unless the person has been convicted previously under this section, in which event the offense is a felony of the third degree.
        (d) In this section:
                (1) “Child” has the meaning assigned by Section 101.003, Family Code.
                (2) “Public media” has the meaning assigned by Section 38.01. The term also includes communications through the use of the Internet or another public computer network.

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