Deadly Conduct

Sec. 22.05. DEADLY CONDUCT.
A person commits an offense if s/he recklessly engages in conduct that places another person in imminent danger of serious bodily injury.

Under this offense, a person can also be charged with Deadly Conduct is s/he knowingly discharges a firearm at or in the direction of:

(1) one or more individuals; or

(2) a habitation, building, or vehicle and is reckless as to whether the habitation, building, or vehicle is occupied.


Definitions:
Recklessness and danger are presumed if the actor knowingly pointed a firearm at or in the direction of another whether or not the actor believed the firearm to be loaded.
For purposes of this section, "building," "habitation," and "vehicle" have the meanings assigned those terms by Section 30.01.

Range of Punishment Range:
Depending on the exact facts and circumstances of the charge, the range of punishment can be between a Class A Misdemeanor and up to a third (3rd) degree felony.

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