Consent Laws

Do You Know the Texas Consent Laws? Get the Facts before It’s Too Late

April 8, 2015

A number of acts may be charged as crimes if there is a lack of consent. Consent is defined in Section 1.07 (11) of the Texas Penal Code as being “assent in fact, whether express or apparent.” This means an individual must agree or give permission for certain acts to take place. The Texas definition also includes implied consent, which happens whenever an individual has a reasonable belief that permission has been granted even though it has not been expressly stated.