Information for Private Investigators
As result of information received from a district attorney, we felt it
necessary to bring to the attention of all private investigators Texas Penal
Code Section 16.06. This section states in pertinent part...(a) in this
(1) “Electronic or mechanical tracking device” means a device capable of
emitting an electronic frequency or other signal that may be used by a person
to identify, monitor, or record the location of another person or object...
(b) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly installs an
electronic or mechanical tracking device on a motor vehicle owned or leased
by another person.
(c) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
(d) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that the
(4) was a private investigator licensed under the Private Investigators and
Private Security Agencies Act...who installed the device:
(A) with written consent:
(i) to install the device given by the owner or lessee of the motor vehicle;
(ii) to enter private residential property, if that entry was necessary to
install the device, given by the owner or lessee of the property; or
(B) pursuant to an order of or other authorization from a court to gather
Apparently, an individual had failed to make sure they had obtained proper
written consent prior to placing a device. If you do this type of work, take
heed. You can view the entirety of Section 16.06 under “Regulations and
Penal Code” on TCPS website.
>Roger Holloway Private Investigative Agency</A>
TX LIC A-10709
Iowa Park, Texas 76367
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