Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

Art. Art. 11.17
Judge May Issue Warrant of Arrest

Whenever it appears by satisfactory evidence to any judge authorized to issue such writ that any one is held in illegal confinement or custody, and there is good reason to believe that he will be carried out of the State, or suffer some irreparable injury before he can obtain relief in the usual course of law, or whenever the writ of habeas corpus has been issued and disregarded, the said judge may issue a warrant to any peace officer, or to any person specially named by said judge, directing him to take and bring such person before such judge, to be dealt with according to law.
Acts 1965, 59th Leg., vol. 2, p. 317, ch. 722.

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