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(a) A juvenile court, in a disposition hearing under Section 54.04 regarding a child who has been adjudicated to have engaged in delinquent conduct that violates Section 28.08, Penal Code:
(1) may order the child or a parent or other person responsible for the child's support to make restitution by:
(A) reimbursing the owner of the property for the cost of restoring the property; or
(B) with the consent of the owner of the property, personally restoring the property by removing or painting over any markings the child made; and
(2) if the child made markings on public property, a street sign, or an official traffic-control device in violation of Section 28.08, Penal Code, may order the child or a parent or other person responsible for the child's support to:
(A) make to the political subdivision that owns the public property or erected the street sign or official traffic-control device restitution in an amount equal to the lesser of the cost to the political subdivision of replacing or restoring the public property, street sign, or official traffic-control device; or
(B) with the consent of the political subdivision, restore the public property, street sign, or official traffic-control device by removing or painting over any markings made by the child on the property, sign, or device.
(b) If a juvenile court orders a child to make restitution under Subsection (a) and the child, child's parent, or other person responsible for the child's support is financially unable to make the restitution, the court may order the child to perform a specific number of hours of community service to satisfy the restitution.
(c) For purposes of Subsection (a), “official traffic-control device” has the meaning assigned by Section 541.304, Transportation Code.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Family Code - FAM § 54.0481. Restitution for Damaging Property with Graffiti - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/family-code/fam-sect-54-0481/
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