Texas Controlled Substances Act – Manufacture of Substance in Penalty Group 1: Presence of Child


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Sec. 481.1122.  MANUFACTURE OF SUBSTANCE IN PENALTY GROUP 1:  PRESENCE OF CHILD. If it is shown at the punishment phase of a trial for the manufacture of a controlled substance listed in Penalty Group 1 that when the offense was committed a child younger than 18 years of age was present on the premises where the offense was committed:

(1)  the punishments specified by Sections 481.112(b) and (c) are increased by one degree;

(2)  the minimum term of imprisonment specified by Section 481.112(e) is increased to 15 years and the maximum fine specified by that section is increased to $150,000; and

(3)  the minimum term of imprisonment specified by Section 481.112(f) is increased to 20 years and the maximum fine specified by that section is increased to $300,000.

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 840, Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2007.

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Courtesy, Attorneys James Sullivan and Associates, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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This is a local copy of a section of the Texas Controlled Substances Act.

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