§ 17.01 Definition of “bail”
§ 17.02 Definition of “bail Bond”
§ 17.025 Officers Taking Bail Bond
§ 17.026 Electronic Filing of Bail Bond
§ 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
§ 17.06 Corporation as Surety
§ 17.07 Corporation to File With County Clerk Power of Attorney Designating Agent
§ 17.08 Requisites of a Bail Bond
§ 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 Fixing 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
§ 17.47 Conditions Requiring Submission of Specimen
§ 17.48 Posttrial Actions
§ 17.49 Conditions for Defendant Charged With Offense Involving Family Violence

Terms Used In Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 17

  • 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.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • 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.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Effects: includes all personal property and all interest in that property. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Interest rate: The amount paid by a borrower to a lender in exchange for the use of the lender's money for a certain period of time. Interest is paid on loans or on debt instruments, such as notes or bonds, either at regular intervals or as part of a lump sum payment when the issue matures. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • 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.
  • Swear: includes affirm. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • 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.
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.