§ 17.01 Definition of “Bail”
§ 17.02 Definition of “Bail Bond”
§ 17.021 Public Safety Report System
§ 17.022 Public Safety Report
§ 17.023 Authority to Release On Bail in Certain Cases
§ 17.024 Training On Duties Regarding Bail
§ 17.025 Officers Taking Bail Bond
§ 17.026 Electronic Filing of Bail Bond
§ 17.027 Release On Bail of Defendant Charged With Felony Offense Committed While On Bail
§ 17.028 Bail Decision
§ 17.03 Personal Bond
§ 17.031 Release On Personal Bond
§ 17.032 Release On Personal Bond of Certain Defendants With Mental Illness or Intellectual Disability
§ 17.033 Release On Bond of Certain Persons Arrested Without a Warrant
§ 17.04 Requisites of a Personal Bond
§ 17.045 Bail Bond Certificates
§ 17.05 When a Bail Bond Is Given
§ 17.0501 Required Training
§ 17.06 Corporation as Surety
§ 17.07 Corporation to File With County Clerk Power of Attorney Designating Agent
§ 17.071 Charitable Bail Organizations
§ 17.08 Requisites of a Bail Bond
§ 17.081 Additional Requisites of Bail Bond Given by Certain Defendants
§ 17.085 Notice of Appearance Date
§ 17.09 Duration; Original and Subsequent Proceedings; New Bail
§ 17.091 Notice of Certain Bail Reductions Required
§ 17.10 Disqualified Sureties
§ 17.11 How Bail Bond Is Taken
§ 17.12 Exempt Property
§ 17.13 Sufficiency of Sureties Ascertained
§ 17.14 Affidavit Not Conclusive
§ 17.141 Eligible Bail Bond Sureties in Certain Counties
§ 17.15 Rules for Setting Amount of Bail
§ 17.151 Release Because of Delay
§ 17.152 Denial of Bail for Violation of Certain Court Orders or Conditions of Bond in a Family Violence Case
§ 17.153 Denial of Bail for Violation of Condition of Bond Where Child Alleged Victim
§ 17.16 Discharge of Liability; Surrender or Incarceration of Principal Before Forfeiture; Verification of Incarceration
§ 17.17 When Surrender Is Made During Term
§ 17.18 Surrender in Vacation
§ 17.19 Surety May Obtain a Warrant
§ 17.20 Bail in Misdemeanor
§ 17.21 Bail in Felony
§ 17.22 May Take Bail in Felony
§ 17.23 Sureties Severally Bound
§ 17.24 General Rules Applicable
§ 17.25 Proceedings When Bail Is Granted
§ 17.26 Time Given to Procure Bail
§ 17.27 When Bail Is Not Given
§ 17.28 When Ready to Give Bail
§ 17.29 Accused Liberated
§ 17.291 Further Detention of Certain Persons
§ 17.292 Magistrate’s Order for Emergency Protection
§ 17.293 Delivery of Order for Emergency Protection to Other Persons
§ 17.294 Confidentiality of Certain Information in Order for Emergency Protection
§ 17.30 Shall Certify Proceedings
§ 17.31 Duty of Clerks Who Receive Such Proceedings
§ 17.32 In Case of No Arrest
§ 17.33 Request Setting of Bail
§ 17.34 Witnesses to Give Bond
§ 17.35 Security of Witness
§ 17.36 Effect of Witness Bond
§ 17.37 Witness May Be Committed
§ 17.38 Rules Applicable to All Cases of Bail
§ 17.39 Records of Bail
§ 17.40 Conditions Related to Victim or Community Safety
§ 17.41 Condition Where Child Alleged Victim
§ 17.42 Personal Bond Office
§ 17.43 Home Curfew and Electronic Monitoring as Condition
§ 17.44 Home Confinement, Electronic Monitoring, and Drug Testing as Condition
§ 17.441 Conditions Requiring Motor Vehicle Ignition Interlock
§ 17.45 Conditions Requiring Aids and HIV Instruction
§ 17.46 Conditions for a Defendant Charged With Stalking
§ 17.465 Conditions for Defendant Charged With Certain Trafficking or Prostitution Related Offenses Involving Adult Victims
§ 17.47 Conditions Requiring Submission of Specimen
§ 17.48 Posttrial Actions
§ 17.49 Conditions for Defendant Charged With Offense Involving Family Violence
§ 17.50 Entry Into Texas Crime Information Center of Certain Information in Cases Involving Violent Offenses or Stalking; Duties of Magistrates, Sheriffs, and Department of Public Safety
§ 17.51 Notice of Conditions
§ 17.52 Reporting of Conditions
§ 17.53 Procedures and Forms Related to Monetary Bond

Terms Used In Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 17 - Bail

  • Affidavit: means a statement in writing of a fact or facts signed by the party making it, sworn to before an officer authorized to administer oaths, and officially certified to by the officer under his seal of office. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Joint resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.
  • 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.
  • Population: means the population shown by the most recent federal decennial census. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Signature: includes the mark of a person unable to write, and "subscribe" includes the making of such a mark. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Swear: includes affirm. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • sworn: includes affirm or affirmed. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.