§ 12.01 Felonies
§ 12.02 Misdemeanors
§ 12.03 Aggravated Offenses, Attempt, Conspiracy, Solicitation, Organized Criminal Activity
§ 12.04 Computation
§ 12.05 Absence From State and Time of Pendency of Indictment, Etc., Not Computed
§ 12.06 An Indictment Is “Presented,” When
§ 12.07 An Information Is “Presented,” When

Terms Used In Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 12 - Limitation

  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.