Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

Art. Art. 42A.515
Community Supervision for Leaving Scene of Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Death of Person


(a)

A judge granting community supervision to a defendant convicted of an offense punishable under Section 550.021 (Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death)(c)(1)(A), Transportation Code, shall require as a condition of community supervision that the defendant submit to a term of confinement of not less than 120 days.

(b)

If a sentence of confinement is imposed on the revocation of community supervision, the term of confinement served under Subsection (a) may not be credited toward completion of the sentence imposed.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 290 (H.B. 2502), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.

(b)

Except as provided by Subsection (e), on a defendant’s conviction of a state jail felony under Section 43.02 (Prostitution)(c)(2), Penal Code, that is punished under Section 12.35 (State Jail Felony Punishment)(a), Penal Code, the judge shall suspend the imposition of the sentence and place the defendant on community supervision. This subsection does not apply to a defendant who has previously been convicted of any other state jail felony under Section 43.02 (Prostitution)(c)(2), Penal Code, that is punished under Section 12.35 (State Jail Felony Punishment), Penal Code.

(c)

A judge who places a defendant on community supervision under Subsection (a) or (b) shall require as a condition of community supervision that the defendant participate in a commercially sexually exploited persons court program established under Chapter 126 (Commercially Sexually Exploited Persons Court Program), Government Code, if a program has been established for the county or municipality where the defendant resides. Sections 126.002 (Authority to Establish Program; Eligibility)(b) and (c), Government Code, do not apply with respect to a defendant required to participate in the court program under this subsection.

(d)

A judge who requires a defendant to participate in a commercially sexually exploited persons court program under Subsection (c) may suspend in whole or in part the imposition of the program fee described by Section 126.006 (Reimbursement Fees), Government Code.

(e)

In any case in which the jury assesses punishment, the judge must follow the recommendations of the jury in suspending the imposition of a sentence or ordering a sentence to be executed. If a jury assessing punishment does not recommend community supervision, the judge must order the sentence to be executed in whole.

(f)

The judge may suspend in whole or in part the imposition of any fine imposed on conviction.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 413 (S.B. 20), Sec. 2.01, eff. September 1, 2019.
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