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New Computer Repair Law Affects Both Company Owners and Consumers
Every repair technician in Texas must have private investigator's license
Licenses are obtained with criminal justice degree or 3 year apprenticeship
Violators can face up to a 4K fine and 1 year in jail
by Pelpina Trip, KDAF33 News at Nine Intern
June 26, 2008
A new Texas law requires every computer repair technician to obtain a private investigator's license. Violators can face a $4,000 fine and one year in jail, as well as a $10,000 civil penalty.
Unlicensed computer shops will have to close down until they obtain a private investigator's license.
A private investigator's license can be obtained by acquiring a criminal justice degree or by getting a three-year apprenticeship under a licensed private investigator.
The new law also impacts consumers. Consumers who knowingly take computers to an unlicensed company for repair can face the same penalties.
Many computer forensics companies in big cities like Dallas and Houston employ licensed investigators. They provide litigation support to large law firms. However, many independent repair companies in other areas do not have a license.
If small computer repair companies are not allowed to repair computers, rural residents may have to ship their computers for repairs at computer forensics companies.
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