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Texas Penal Code, Section 22.015 - Coercing, Soliciting, or Inducing Gang Membership
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|CHAPTER 22. ASSAULTIVE OFFENSES|
§ 22.015. COERCING, SOLICITING, OR INDUCING GANG MEMBERSHIP.
(a) In this section:
(1) "Child" means an individual younger than 17 years of age.
(2) "Criminal street gang" has the meaning assigned by Section 71.01.
(b) A person commits an offense if, with intent to coerce, induce, or solicit a child to actively participate in the activities of a criminal street gang, the person:
(1) threatens the child with imminent bodily injury; or
(2) causes bodily injury to the child.
(c) An offense under Subsection (b)(1) is a state jail felony. An offense under Subsection (b)(2) is a felony of the third degree.