(a) After a defendant has been placed on community supervision, jurisdiction of the case may be transferred to a court of the same rank in this state that:
(1) has geographical jurisdiction where the defendant:
(A) resides; or
(B) violates a condition of community supervision; and
(2) consents to the transfer.
(b) On transfer, the clerk of the court of original jurisdiction shall forward to the court accepting jurisdiction a transcript of any portion of the record as the transferring judge shall direct. The court accepting jurisdiction subsequently shall proceed as if the defendant’s trial and conviction had occurred in that court.
Terms Used In Texas Code of Criminal Procedure 42A.151
- Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
- Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.