Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

Art. Art. 42A.514
Community Supervision for Certain Alcohol or Drug Related Offenses


If a judge grants community supervision to a defendant younger than 18 years of age convicted of an alcohol-related offense under Section 106.02 (Purchase of Alcohol by a Minor), 106.025 (Attempt to Purchase Alcohol by a Minor), 106.04 (Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor), 106.041 (Driving or Operating Watercraft Under the Influence of Alcohol by Minor), 106.05 (Possession of Alcohol by a Minor), or 106.07 (Misrepresentation of Age by a Minor), Alcoholic Beverage Code, or Section 49.02 (Public Intoxication), Penal Code, or an offense involving possession of a controlled substance or marihuana under Section 481.115, 481.1151, 481.116, 481.1161, 481.117, 481.118, or 481.121 (Offense: Possession of Marihuana), Health and Safety Code, the judge may require the defendant as a condition of community supervision to attend, as appropriate:


an alcohol awareness program approved under Section 106.115 (Attendance at Alcohol Awareness Course; License Suspension), Alcoholic Beverage Code; or


a drug education program that is designed to educate persons on the dangers of drug abuse and is approved by the Department of State Health Services in accordance with Section 521.374, Transportation Code.


If a judge requires a defendant as a condition of community supervision to attend an alcohol awareness program or drug education program described by Subsection (a), unless the judge determines that the defendant is indigent and unable to pay the cost, the judge shall require the defendant to pay the cost of attending the program. The judge may allow the defendant to pay the cost of attending the program in installments during the term of community supervision.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 324 (S.B. 1488), Sec. 23.019(a), eff. September 1, 2017.

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