§ 49.01 Definitions
§ 49.02 Applicability
§ 49.03 Powers and Duties
§ 49.04 Deaths Requiring an Inquest
§ 49.041 Reopening an Inquest
§ 49.05 Time and Place of Inquest; Removal of Property and Body From Place of Death
§ 49.06 Hindering an Inquest
§ 49.07 Notification of Investigating Official
§ 49.08 Information Leading to an Inquest
§ 49.09 Body Disinterred or Cremated
§ 49.10 Autopsies and Tests
§ 49.11 Chemical Analysis
§ 49.12 Liability of Person Performing Autopsy or Test
§ 49.14 Inquest Hearing
§ 49.15 Inquest Record
§ 49.16 Orders and Death Certificates
§ 49.17 Evidence
§ 49.18 Death in Custody
§ 49.19 Warrant of Arrest
§ 49.20 Requisites of Warrant
§ 49.21 Commitment of Homicide Suspect
§ 49.22 Sealing Premises of Deceased
§ 49.23 Office of Death Investigator
§ 49.24 Notification and Report of Death of Resident of Institution

Terms Used In Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 49 > Subchapter A - Duties Performed by Justices of the Peace

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • 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.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • 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.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Justice: when applied to a magistrate, means justice of the peace. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Municipality: means a general-law municipality, home-rule municipality, or special-law municipality. See Texas Local Government Code 1.005
  • 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
  • Probable cause: A reasonable ground for belief that the offender violated a specific law.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Swear: includes affirm. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • sworn: includes affirm or affirmed. See Texas Government Code 312.011
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Transcript: A written, word-for-word record of what was said, either in a proceeding such as a trial or during some other conversation, as in a transcript of a hearing or oral deposition.
  • Written: includes any representation of words, letters, symbols, or figures. See Texas Government Code 311.005
  • Year: means 12 consecutive months. See Texas Government Code 311.005