§ 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

  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • 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.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Effects: includes all personal property and all interest in that property. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Joint session: When both chambers of a legislature adopt a concurrent resolution to meet together.
  • Swear: includes affirm. See Texas Government Code 311.005