Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

Art. Art. 11.16
Writ May Issue Without Motion

A judge of the district or county court who has knowledge that any person is illegally confined or restrained in his liberty within his district or county may, if the case be one within his jurisdiction, issue the writ of habeas corpus, without any motion being made for the same.
Acts 1965, 59th Leg., vol. 2, p. 317, ch. 722.

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