Notwithstanding Article 26.13(g) or 42A.301(b)(15), in a criminal prosecution arising from family violence, as that term is defined by Section 71.004, Family Code, a court shall not refer or order the victim or the defendant involved to mediation, dispute resolution, arbitration, or other similar procedures.

Terms Used In Texas Code of Criminal Procedure 5.08

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.