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Texas Laws | Alcoholic Beverage Code

(c) If the court finds that a person has violated a restraining order or injunction issued under this section, it shall enter a judgment to that effect. The judgment operates to cancel without further proceedings any license or permit held by the person. The district clerk shall notify the county judge of the county where the premises covered by the permit or license are located and shall notify the commission when a judgment is entered that operates to cancel a license or permit. (4029)

(d) No license or permit may be issued to a person whose license or permit is cancelled under Subsection (c) of this section for one year after the cancellation. (4030)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 491, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (4031)

Sec. 101.02. ARREST WITHOUT WARRANT. (4032)(Text)

A peace officer may arrest without a warrant any person he observes violating any provision of this code or any rule or regulation of the commission. The officer shall take possession of all illicit beverages the person has in his possession or on his premises as provided in Chapter 103 of this code. (4033)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 491, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (4034)

Sec. 101.03. SEARCH AND SEIZURE. (4035)(Text)

(a) A search warrant may issue under Chapter 18, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended, to search for, seize, and destroy or otherwise dispose of in accordance with this code: (4036)

(1) an illicit beverage; (4037)

(2) any equipment or instrumentality used, or capable or designed to be used, to manufacture an illicit beverage; (4038)

(3) a vehicle or instrumentality used or to be used for the illegal transportation of an illicit beverage; (4039)

(4) unlawful equipment or materials used or to be used in the illegal manufacturing of an illicit beverage; (4040)

(5) a forged or counterfeit stamp, die, plate, official signature, certificate, evidence of tax payment, license, permit, or other instrument pertaining to this code; or (4041)

(6) any instrumentality or equipment, or parts of either of them, used or to be used, or designed or capable of use, to manufacture, print, etch, indite, or otherwise make a forged or counterfeit instrument covered by Subdivision (5) of this subsection. (4042)

(b) Any magistrate may issue a search warrant on the affidavit of a credible person, setting forth the name or description of the owner or person in charge of the premises (or stating that the name and description are unknown), the address or description of the premises, and showing that the described premises is a place where this code has been or is being violated. If the place to be searched is a private dwelling occupied as such and no part of it is used as a store, shop, hotel, boarding house, or for any other purpose except as a private residence, the affidavit must be made by two credible persons. (4043)

(c) All provisions of Chapter 18, Code of Criminal Procedure, 1965, as amended, apply to the application, issuance, and execution of the warrant except those that conflict with this section. (4044)

(d) The officer executing the warrant shall seize all items described in Subsection (a) of this section, and those items may not be taken from his custody by a writ of replevin or any other process. The officer shall retain the items pending final judgment in the proceedings. (4045)

(e) This section does not require a peace officer to obtain a search warrant to search premises covered by a license or permit. (4046)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 491, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (4047)

Sec. 101.04. CONSENT TO INSPECTION; PENALTY. (4048)(Text)

(a) By accepting a license or permit, the holder consents to the commission, an authorized representative of the commission, or a peace officer entering the licensed premises at any time to conduct an investigation or inspect the premises for the purpose of performing any duty imposed by this code. (4049)

(b) A person commits an offense if the person refuses to allow the commission, an authorized representative of the commission, or a peace officer to enter a licensed or permitted premises as required by Subsection (a). An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor. (4050)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 492, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (4051)

Amended by: (4052)

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 68 (S.B. 904), Sec. 19, eff. September 1, 2007. (4053)


An information, complaint, or indictment charging a violation of this code need not negate an exception to an act prohibited by this code, but the exception may be urged by the defendant as a defense to the offense charged. (4055)

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 492, ch. 194, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1977. (4056)

Sec. 101.06. TESTIMONY OF ACCOMPLICE. (4057)(Text)

A conviction for a violation of this code cannot be had upon the testimony of an accomplice unless corroborated by other evidence tending to connect the defendant with the offense committed; and the corroboration is not sufficient if it merely shows the commission of the offense. (4058)

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