Is it illegal to possess body armor?
If you have been convicted of a felony then you can never possess body armor in the State of Texas.
How much time can I get for possessing body armor?
Possession of body armor by a felon is a third-degree felony which means if convicted then you can get a minimum of two years and up to ten years in the Texas Department of Corrections and be fined up to $10,000.00.
Sec. 46.041. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF METAL OR BODY ARMOR BY FELON.(a) In this section, “metal or body armor” means any body covering manifestly designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of protecting a person against gunfire. (b) A person who has been convicted of a felony commits an offense if after the conviction the person possesses metal or body armor. (c) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree.
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