Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

Art. Art. 42A.501
Community Supervision for Offense Committed Because of Bias or Prejudice


(a)

A court granting community supervision to a defendant convicted of an offense for which the court has made an affirmative finding under Article 42.014 (Finding That Offense Was Committed Because of Bias or Prejudice) shall require as a term of community supervision that the defendant:

(1)

serve a term of not more than one year imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice if the offense is a felony other than an offense under Section 19.02 (Murder), Penal Code; or

(2)

serve a term of not more than 90 days confinement in jail if the offense is a misdemeanor.

(b)

The court may not grant community supervision on its own motion or on the recommendation of the jury to a defendant convicted of an offense for which the court has made an affirmative finding under Article 42.014 (Finding That Offense Was Committed Because of Bias or Prejudice) if:

(1)

the offense for which the court has made the affirmative finding is an offense under Section 19.02 (Murder), Penal Code; or

(2)

the defendant has been previously convicted of an offense for which the court made an affirmative finding under Article 42.014 (Finding That Offense Was Committed Because of Bias or Prejudice).
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 770 (H.B. 2299), Sec. 1.01, eff. January 1, 2017.
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