Sad but true.
A young man named Omari Moye, 26, was accused of the theft of a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy badge and attempted to use the badge to influence a young Houston woman.
He’ll need one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Houston to help him beat this case.
Courts in Texas don’t take to kindly to people pretending to be police officers, if this is true.
The criminal offense of impersonating police officer is clearly defined in the Texas criminal code.
Sec. 37.11. IMPERSONATING PUBLIC SERVANT. (a) A person commits an offense if he:
(1) impersonates a public servant with intent to induce another to submit to his pretended official authority or to rely on his pretended official acts; or
(2) knowingly purports to exercise any function of a public servant or of a public office, including that of a judge and court, and the position or office through which he purports to exercise a function of a public servant or public office has no lawful existence under the constitution or laws of this state or of the United States.
(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the …
So its fairly clear.
According to the Texas Penal Code, he could be out of this jam with a light misdemeanor charge. If he doesn’t have a good lawyer, he might be looking at a third degree felony.