§ 48.01 Governor May Pardon
§ 48.02 Shall File Reasons
§ 48.03 Governor’s Acts Under Seal
§ 48.04 Power to Remit Fines and Forfeitures
§ 48.05 Restoration of Civil Rights
§ 48.06 Educational Materials Concerning Pardons for Certain Victims of Trafficking of Persons

Terms Used In Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 48 - Pardon and Parole

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • 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.