Texas Code of Criminal Procedure
Art. Art. 42A.054
Limitation on Judge-ordered Community Supervision


Article 42A.053 does not apply to a defendant adjudged guilty of an offense under:


Section 15.03 (Criminal Solicitation), Penal Code, if the offense is punishable as a felony of the first degree;


Section 19.02 (Murder), Penal Code (Murder);


Section 19.03 (Capital Murder), Penal Code (Capital Murder);


Section 20.04 (Aggravated Kidnapping), Penal Code (Aggravated Kidnapping);


Section 20A.02 (Trafficking of Persons), Penal Code (Trafficking of Persons);


Section 20A.03 (Continuous Trafficking of Persons), Penal Code (Continuous Trafficking of Persons);


Section 21.11 (Indecency With a Child), Penal Code (Indecency with a Child);


Section 22.011 (Sexual Assault), Penal Code (Sexual Assault);


Section 22.021 (Aggravated Sexual Assault), Penal Code (Aggravated Sexual Assault);


Section 22.04 (Injury to a Child, Elderly Individual, or Disabled Individual)(a)(1), Penal Code (Injury to a Child, Elderly Individual, or Disabled Individual), if:


the offense is punishable as a felony of the first degree; and


the victim of the offense is a child;


Section 29.03 (Aggravated Robbery), Penal Code (Aggravated Robbery);


Section 30.02 (Burglary), Penal Code (Burglary), if:


the offense is punishable under Subsection (d) of that section; and


the actor committed the offense with the intent to commit a felony under Section 21.02 (Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child or Children), 21.11 (Indecency With a Child), 22.011 (Sexual Assault), 22.021 (Aggravated Sexual Assault), or 25.02 (Prohibited Sexual Conduct), Penal Code;


Section 43.04 (Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution), Penal Code (Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution);


Section 43.05 (Compelling Prostitution), Penal Code (Compelling Prostitution);


Section 43.25 (Sexual Performance by a Child), Penal Code (Sexual Performance by a Child); or


Chapter 481 (Texas Controlled Substances Act), Health and Safety Code, for which punishment is increased under:


Section 481.140 of that code (Use of Child in Commission of Offense); or


Section 481.134(c), (d), (e), or (f) of that code (Drug-free Zones) if it is shown that the defendant has been previously convicted of an offense for which punishment was increased under any of those subsections.


Article 42A.053 does not apply to a defendant when it is shown that:


a deadly weapon as defined by Section 1.07 (Definitions), Penal Code, was used or exhibited during the:


commission of a felony offense; or


immediate flight from the commission of a felony offense; and


the defendant:


used or exhibited the deadly weapon; or


was a party to the offense and knew that a deadly weapon would be used or exhibited.


On an affirmative finding regarding the use or exhibition of a deadly weapon as described by Subsection (b), the trial court shall enter the finding in the judgment of the court.


On an affirmative finding that the deadly weapon under Subsection (c) was a firearm, the court shall enter that finding in its judgment.


Notwithstanding Subsection (a), with respect to an offense committed by a defendant under Section 43.04 (Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution) or 43.05 (Compelling Prostitution), Penal Code, a judge may place the defendant on community supervision as permitted by Article 42A.053 if the judge makes a finding that the defendant committed the offense solely as a victim of an offense under Section 20A.02 (Trafficking of Persons), 20A.03 (Continuous Trafficking of Persons), 43.03 (Promotion of Prostitution), 43.04 (Aggravated Promotion of Prostitution), or 43.05 (Compelling Prostitution), Penal Code.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 770 (H.B. 2299), Sec. 1.01, eff. January 1, 2017.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1137 (H.B. 2758), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.
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