§ 21.01 “Indictment”
§ 21.011 Filing of Charging Instrument or Related Document in Electronic Form
§ 21.02 Requisites of an Indictment
§ 21.03 What Should Be Stated
§ 21.04 The Certainty Required
§ 21.05 Particular Intent; Intent to Defraud
§ 21.06 Allegation of Venue
§ 21.07 Allegation of Name
§ 21.08 Allegation of Ownership
§ 21.09 Description of Property
§ 21.10 “Felonious” and “Feloniously”
§ 21.11 Certainty; What Sufficient
§ 21.12 Special and General Terms
§ 21.13 Act With Intent to Commit an Offense
§ 21.14 Perjury and Aggravated Perjury
§ 21.15 Must Allege Acts of Recklessness or Criminal Negligence
§ 21.16 Certain Forms of Indictments
§ 21.17 Following Statutory Words
§ 21.18 Matters of Judicial Notice
§ 21.19 Defects of Form
§ 21.20 “Information”
§ 21.21 Requisites of an Information
§ 21.22 Information Based Upon Complaint
§ 21.23 Rules as to Indictment Apply to Information
§ 21.24 Joinder of Certain Offenses
§ 21.25 When Indictment Has Been Lost, Etc
§ 21.26 Order Transferring Cases
§ 21.27 Causes Transferred to Justice Court
§ 21.28 Duty On Transfer
§ 21.29 Proceedings of Inferior Court
§ 21.30 Cause Improvidently Transferred
§ 21.31 Testing for Aids and Certain Other Diseases

Terms Used In Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 21 - Indictment and Information

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • 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.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Oath: includes affirmation. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • 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.
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Signed: includes any symbol executed or adopted by a person with present intention to authenticate a writing. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • 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.