§ 26.01 Arraignment
§ 26.011 Waiver of Arraignment
§ 26.02 Purpose of Arraignment
§ 26.03 Time of Arraignment
§ 26.04 Procedures for Appointing Counsel
§ 26.041 Procedures Related to Guardianships
§ 26.044 Public Defender’S Office
§ 26.045 Public Defender Oversight Board
§ 26.047 Managed Assigned Counsel Program
§ 26.05 Compensation of Counsel Appointed to Defend
§ 26.051 Indigent Inmate Defense
§ 26.052 Appointment of Counsel in Death Penalty Case; Reimbursement of Investigative Expenses
§ 26.056 Contribution From State in Certain Counties
§ 26.057 Cost of Employment of Counsel for Certain Minors
§ 26.06 Elected Officials Not to Be Appointed
§ 26.07 Name as Stated in Indictment
§ 26.08 If Defendant Suggests Different Name
§ 26.09 If Accused Refuses to Give His Real Name
§ 26.10 Where Name Is Unknown
§ 26.11 Indictment Read
§ 26.12 Plea of Not Guilty Entered
§ 26.13 Plea of Guilty
§ 26.14 Jury On Plea of Guilty
§ 26.15 Correcting Name

Terms Used In Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 26

  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Victim Impact Statement: A written or spoken statement by the victim or his or her representative about the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a crime on the victim. The statement is given to the court before sentencing.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
  • Writ of certiorari: An order issued by the Supreme Court directing the lower court to transmit records for a case for which it will hear on appeal.