§ 35.01 Jurors Called
§ 35.02 Sworn to Answer Questions
§ 35.03 Excuses
§ 35.04 Claiming Exemption
§ 35.05 Excused by Consent
§ 35.06 Challenge to Array First Heard
§ 35.07 Challenge to the Array
§ 35.08 When Challenge Is Sustained
§ 35.09 List of New Venire
§ 35.10 Court to Try Qualifications
§ 35.11 Preparation of List
§ 35.12 Mode of Testing
§ 35.13 Passing Juror for Challenge
§ 35.14 A Peremptory Challenge
§ 35.15 Number of Challenges
§ 35.16 Reasons for Challenge for Cause
§ 35.17 Voir Dire Examination
§ 35.18 Other Evidence On Challenge
§ 35.19 Absolute Disqualification
§ 35.20 Names Called in Order
§ 35.21 Judge to Decide Qualifications
§ 35.22 Oath to Jury
§ 35.23 Jurors May Separate
§ 35.25 Making Peremptory Challenge
§ 35.26 Lists Returned to Clerk
§ 35.261 Peremptory Challenges Based On Race Prohibited
§ 35.27 Reimbursement of Nonresident Witnesses
§ 35.28 When No Clerk
§ 35.29 Personal Information About Jurors

Terms Used In Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 35

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Adjourn: A motion to adjourn a legislative chamber or a committee, if passed, ends that day's session.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Charge to the jury: The judge's instructions to the jury concerning the law that applies to the facts of the case on trial.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Petit jury: A group of citizens who hear the evidence presented by both sides at trial and determine the facts in dispute. Federal criminal juries consist of 12 persons. Federal civil juries consist of six persons.
  • Swear: includes affirm. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Voir dire: The process by which judges and lawyers select a petit jury from among those eligible to serve, by questioning them to determine knowledge of the facts of the case and a willingness to decide the case only on the evidence presented in court. "Voir dire" is a phrase meaning "to speak the truth."