Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

Art. Art. 17.294
Confidentiality of Certain Information in Order for Emergency Protection

On request by a person protected by an order for emergency protection issued under Article 17.292 (Magistrate’s Order for Emergency Protection), or if determined necessary by the magistrate, the court issuing the order may protect the person’s mailing address by rendering an order:


requiring the person protected under the order to:


disclose the person’s mailing address to the court;


designate another person to receive on behalf of the person any notice or documents filed with the court related to the order; and


disclose the designated person’s mailing address to the court;


requiring the court clerk to:


strike the mailing address of the person protected by the order from the public records of the court, if applicable; and


maintain a confidential record of the mailing address for use only by:


the court; or


a law enforcement agency for purposes of entering the information required by Section 411.042 (Bureau of Identification and Records)(b)(6), Government Code, into the statewide law enforcement information system maintained by the Department of Public Safety; and


prohibiting the release of the information to the defendant.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 90 (S.B. 2390), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.

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