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Texas Government Code - GOV'T § 432.072. Refusal to Appear or Testify

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(a) A person not subject to this chapter commits an offense if the person:

(1) has been duly subpoenaed to appear as a witness or to produce books and records before a military court or before a military or civil officer or peace officer designated to take a deposition to be read in evidence before a court;

(2) has been duly paid or tendered by the Texas military forces the fees and mileage of a witness at the rates allowed to witnesses under Section 432.192;  and

(3) wilfully neglects or refuses to appear, qualify as a witness, testify, or produce evidence that the person may have been legally subpoenaed to produce.

(b) An offense under this section is punishable by fine not to exceed $1,000 or confinement not to exceed 60 days in jail, or by both.  The witness may be prosecuted in the appropriate county court.

(c) The appropriate prosecuting official for the state in a county court having jurisdiction where the military proceeding was convened, on submission of a complaint to the official by the presiding officer of a military court, commission, court of inquiry, or board, shall file an information against and prosecute a person violating this section.

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