§ 46C.151 Determination of Sanity Issue by Jury
§ 46C.152 Determination of Sanity Issue by Judge
§ 46C.153 General Provisions Relating to Determination of Sanity Issue by Judge or Jury
§ 46C.154 Informing Jury Regarding Consequences of Acquittal
§ 46C.155 Finding of Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity Considered Acquittal
§ 46C.156 Judgment
§ 46C.157 Determination Regarding Dangerous Conduct of Acquitted Person
§ 46C.158 Continuing Jurisdiction of Dangerous Acquitted Person
§ 46C.159 Proceedings Regarding Nondangerous Acquitted Person
§ 46C.160 Detention Pending Further Proceedings

Terms Used In Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 46C > Subchapter D - Determination of Issue of Defendant's Sanity

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Person: includes corporation, organization, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, and any other legal entity. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Population: means the population shown by the most recent federal decennial census. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Property: means real and personal property. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Written: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures. See Texas Government Code 311.005