§ 36.01 Order of Proceeding in Trial
§ 36.02 Testimony At Any Time
§ 36.03 Invocation of Rule
§ 36.05 Not to Hear Testimony
§ 36.06 Instructed by the Court
§ 36.07 Order of Argument
§ 36.08 Number of Arguments
§ 36.09 Severance On Separate Indictments
§ 36.10 Order of Trial
§ 36.11 Discharge Before Verdict
§ 36.12 Court May Commit
§ 36.13 Jury Is Judge of Facts
§ 36.14 Charge of Court
§ 36.15 Requested Special Charges
§ 36.16 Final Charge
§ 36.17 Charge Certified by Judge
§ 36.18 Jury May Take Charge
§ 36.19 Review of Charge On Appeal
§ 36.21 To Provide Jury Room
§ 36.215 Recording of Jury Deliberations
§ 36.22 Conversing With Jury
§ 36.23 Violation of Preceding Article
§ 36.24 Officer Shall Attend Jury
§ 36.25 Written Evidence
§ 36.26 Foreman of Jury
§ 36.27 Jury May Communicate With Court
§ 36.28 Jury May Have Witness Re-Examined or Testimony Read
§ 36.29 If a Juror Dies or Becomes Disabled
§ 36.30 Discharging Jury in Misdemeanor
§ 36.31 Disagreement of Jury
§ 36.32 Receipt of Verdict and Final Adjournment
§ 36.33 Discharge Without Verdict

Terms Used In Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 36

  • 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.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Bailiff: a court officer who enforces the rules of behavior in courtrooms.
  • Charge to the jury: The judge's instructions to the jury concerning the law that applies to the facts of the case on trial.
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • in writing: includes any representation of words, letters, or figures, whether by writing, printing, or other means. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • 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.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Month: means a calendar month. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • 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.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Prosecute: To charge someone with a crime. A prosecutor tries a criminal case on behalf of the government.
  • 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).
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Week: means seven consecutive days. See Texas Government Code 311.005