Tex. Code of Crim. Proc. Article 42A.701
Reduction or Termination of Community Supervision Period


(a)

At any time after the defendant has satisfactorily completed one-third of the original community supervision period or two years of community supervision, whichever is less, the judge may reduce or terminate the period of community supervision.

(b)

On completion of one-half of the original community supervision period or two years of community supervision, whichever is more, the judge shall review the defendant’s record and consider whether to reduce or terminate the period of community supervision, unless the defendant:

(1)

is delinquent in paying required restitution that the defendant has the ability to pay; or

(2)

has not completed court-ordered counseling or treatment.

(b-1)

The supervision officer shall notify the judge as soon as practicable after the date a defendant, who at the time of the review required by Subsection (b) was delinquent in paying restitution or had not completed court-ordered counseling or treatment, completes the remaining court-ordered counseling or treatment and makes the delinquent restitution payments, as applicable, and is otherwise compliant with the conditions of community supervision. On receipt of the notice the judge shall review the defendant’s record and consider whether to reduce or terminate the period of community supervision.

(b-2)

Following a review conducted under Subsection (b) or (b-1), the judge may reduce or terminate the period of community supervision or decide not to reduce or terminate the period of community supervision. In making the determination, the judge may consider any factors the judge considers relevant, including whether the defendant is delinquent in paying court-ordered costs, fines, or fees that the defendant has the ability to pay as provided by Article 42A.655 (Ability to Pay).

(c)

Before reducing or terminating a period of community supervision or conducting a review under this article, the judge shall notify the attorney representing the state and the defendant or, if the defendant has an attorney, the defendant’s attorney.

(d)

If the judge determines that the defendant has failed to satisfactorily fulfill the conditions of community supervision, the judge shall advise the defendant in writing of the requirements for satisfactorily fulfilling those conditions.

(d-1)

If the judge does not terminate the defendant’s period of community supervision after conducting a review under this article:

(1)

the judge shall promptly advise the defendant’s supervision officer of the reasons the judge did not terminate the defendant’s period of community supervision; and

(2)

the supervision officer shall promptly advise the defendant in writing of the reasons provided under Subdivision (1).

(e)

On the satisfactory fulfillment of the conditions of community supervision and the expiration of the period of community supervision, the judge by order shall:

(1)

amend or modify the original sentence imposed, if necessary, to conform to the community supervision period; and

(2)

discharge the defendant.

(f)

If the judge discharges the defendant under this article, the judge may set aside the verdict or permit the defendant to withdraw the defendant’s plea. A judge acting under this subsection shall dismiss the accusation, complaint, information, or indictment against the defendant. A defendant who receives a discharge and dismissal under this subsection is released from all penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense of which the defendant has been convicted or to which the defendant has pleaded guilty, except that:

(1)

proof of the conviction or plea of guilty shall be made known to the judge if the defendant is convicted of any subsequent offense; and

(2)

if the defendant is an applicant for or the holder of a license under Chapter 42 (Regulation of Certain Facilities, Homes, and Agencies that Provide Child-care Services), Human Resources Code, the Department of Family and Protective Services may consider the fact that the defendant previously has received community supervision under this chapter in issuing, renewing, denying, or revoking a license under Chapter 42 (Regulation of Certain Facilities, Homes, and Agencies that Provide Child-care Services), Human Resources Code.

(f-1)

The Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System shall adopt a standardized form for use in discharging a defendant under this article. A judge discharging a defendant under this article must use the form adopted under this subsection. The form must provide for the judge to:

(1)

discharge the defendant; or

(2)

discharge the defendant, set aside the verdict or permit the defendant to withdraw the defendant’s plea, and dismiss the accusation, complaint, information, or indictment against the defendant.

(f-2)

The form adopted under Subsection (f-1) must state that a defendant who receives a discharge described by Subsection (f-1)(2) is released from the penalties and disabilities resulting from the offense as provided by Subsection (f).

(g)

This article does not apply to a defendant convicted of:

(1)

an offense under Sections 49.04-49.08, Penal Code;

(2)

an offense the conviction of which requires registration as a sex offender under Chapter 62 (Sex Offender Registration Program); or

(3)

a felony described by Article 42A.054 (Limitation on Judge-ordered Community Supervision).
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 770 (H.B. 2299), Sec. 1.01, eff. January 1, 2017.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1017 (H.B. 1507), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2017.
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 790 (H.B. 385), Sec. 9, eff. September 1, 2021.
Art. 42A.702. TIME CREDITS FOR COMPLETION OF CERTAIN CONDITIONS OF COMMUNITY SUPERVISION.

(a)

This article applies only to a defendant who:

(1)

is granted community supervision, including deferred adjudication community supervision, for an offense punishable as a state jail felony or a felony of the third degree, other than an offense:

(A)

included as a “reportable conviction or adjudication” under Article 62.001 (Definitions)(5);

(B)

involving family violence as defined by Section 71.004 (Family Violence), Family Code;

(C)

under Section 20.03 (Kidnapping) or 28.02 (Arson), Penal Code; or

(D)

under Chapter 49 (Intoxication and Alcoholic Beverage Offenses), Penal Code; and

(2)

has fully satisfied any order to pay restitution to a victim.

(b)

A defendant described by Subsection (a) is entitled to receive any combination of time credits toward the completion of the defendant’s period of community supervision in accordance with this article if the court ordered the defendant as a condition of community supervision to:

(1)

make a payment described by Subsection (c);

(2)

complete a treatment or rehabilitation program described by Subsection (d); or

(3)

earn a diploma, certificate, or degree described by Subsection (e).

(c)

A defendant is entitled to time credits toward the completion of the defendant’s period of community supervision for the full payment of court costs, fines, attorney’s fees, and restitution as follows:

(1)

court costs: 15 days;

(2)

fines: 30 days;

(3)

attorney’s fees: 30 days; and

(4)

restitution: 60 days.

(d)

A defendant is entitled to time credits toward the completion of the defendant’s period of community supervision for the successful completion of treatment or rehabilitation programs as follows:

(1)

parenting class or parental responsibility program: 30 days;

(2)

anger management program: 30 days;

(3)

life skills training program: 30 days;

(4)

vocational, technical, or career education or training program: 60 days;

(5)

alcohol or substance abuse counseling or treatment: 90 days; and

(6)

any other faith-based, volunteer, or community-based program ordered or approved by the court: 30 days.

(e)

A defendant is entitled to time credits toward the completion of the defendant’s period of community supervision for earning the following diplomas, certificates, or degrees:

(1)

a high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate: 90 days; and

(2)

an associate’s degree: 120 days.

(f)

A defendant’s supervision officer shall notify the court if one or more time credits under this article, cumulated with the amount of the original community supervision period the defendant has completed, allow or require the court to conduct a review of the defendant’s community supervision under Article 42A.701 (Reduction or Termination of Community Supervision Period). On receipt of the notice from the supervision officer, the court shall conduct the review of the defendant’s community supervision to determine if the defendant is eligible for a reduction or termination of community supervision under Article 42A.701 (Reduction or Termination of Community Supervision Period), taking into account any time credits to which the defendant is entitled under this article in determining if the defendant has completed, as applicable:

(1)

the lesser of one-third of the original community supervision period or two years of community supervision; or

(2)

the greater of one-half of the original community supervision period or two years of community supervision.

(g)

A court may order that some or all of the time credits to which a defendant is entitled under this article be forfeited if, before the expiration of the original period or a reduced period of community supervision, the court:

(1)

after a hearing under Article 42A.751 (Violation of Conditions of Community Supervision; Detention and Hearing)(d), finds that a defendant violated one or more conditions of community supervision; and

(2)

modifies or continues the defendant’s period of community supervision under Article 42A.752 (Continuation or Modification of Community Supervision After Violation) or revokes the defendant’s community supervision under Article 42A.755 (Revocation of Community Supervision).
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 770 (H.B. 2299), Sec. 1.01, eff. January 1, 2017.
Amended by:
Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 790 (H.B. 385), Sec. 10, eff. September 1, 2021.

Source: Article 42A.701 — Reduction or Termination of Community Supervision Period, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.­42A.­htm#42A.­701 (accessed Feb. 22, 2024).

42A.001
Definitions
42A.002
Reference in Law
42A.051
Authority to Grant Community Supervision, Impose or Modify Conditions, or Discharge Defendant
42A.052
Modification of Conditions by Supervision Officer or Magistrate
42A.054
Limitation on Judge-ordered Community Supervision
42A.055
Jury-recommended Community Supervision
42A.056
Limitation on Jury-recommended Community Supervision
42A.057
Minimum Period of Community Supervision for Certain Burglaries of Vehicles
42A.058
Information Provided to Defendant Placed on Community Supervision
42A.059
Placement on Community Supervision Prohibited for Certain Offenses Involving Illegal Entry into This State
42A.102
Eligibility for Deferred Adjudication Community Supervision
42A.105
Affirmative Findings
42A.107
Request for Final Adjudication
42A.109
Due Diligence Defense
42A.110
Proceedings After Adjudication
42A.151
Transfer of Jurisdiction
42A.152
Issuance of Warrant by Court Having Geographical Jurisdiction
42A.153
Change of Residence Within the State
42A.154
Leaving the State
42A.201
Continuing Jurisdiction in Misdemeanor Cases
42A.202
Continuing Jurisdiction in Felony Cases
42A.203
Authority to Suspend Execution of Sentence in Felony Cases
42A.204
Partial Execution of Sentence: Firearm Used or Exhibited
42A.251
Definitions
42A.252
Presentence Report Required
42A.253
Contents of Presentence Report
42A.254
Inspection by Judge
42A.255
Inspection and Comment by Defendant
42A.256
Release of Information to Supervision Officer
42A.257
Evaluation for Purposes of Alcohol or Drug Rehabilitation
42A.258
Evaluation for Purposes of Sex Offender Treatment, Specialized Supervision, or Rehabilitation
42A.259
Postsentence Report
42A.301
Basic Discretionary Conditions
42A.302
Confinement
42A.303
Substance Abuse Felony Program
42A.304
Community Service
42A.305
Community Outreach
42A.306
Supervision of Defendant from out of State
42A.307
Orchiectomy Prohibited
42A.351
Educational Skill Level
42A.352
Dna Sample
42A.381
Veterans Reemployment Program
42A.382
Eligibility
42A.383
Education and Training Courses
42A.384
Completion of Program
42A.385
Extended Period Allowed for Completion of Program
42A.386
Failure to Complete Program
42A.401
Confinement as Condition of Community Supervision for Certain Intoxication Offenses
42A.402
Drug or Alcohol Dependence Evaluation and Rehabilitation
42A.404
Educational Program for Certain Repeat Intoxication Offenses
42A.406
Effect of Educational Program Requirements on Driving Record and License
42A.407
Suspension of Driver’s License
42A.408
Use of Ignition Interlock Device
42A.409
Community Supervision for Enhanced Public Intoxication Offense
42A.451
Sex Offender Registration
42A.452
Treatment, Specialized Supervision, or Rehabilitation
42A.453
Child Safety Zone
42A.454
Certain Internet Activity Prohibited
42A.455
Payment to Children’s Advocacy Center
42A.501
Community Supervision for Offense Committed Because of Bias or Prejudice
42A.502
Community Supervision for Certain Violent Offenses
42A.503
Community Supervision for Certain Child Abuse Offenses
42A.504
Community Supervision for Certain Offenses Involving Family Violence
42A.505
Community Supervision for Stalking Offense
42A.506
Community Supervision for Defendant with Mental Impairment
42A.507
Community Supervision for Certain Defendants Identified as Members of Criminal Street Gangs
42A.508
Community Supervision for Certain Organized Crime Offenses
42A.509
Community Supervision for Graffiti Offense
42A.510
Community Supervision for Enhanced Disorderly Conduct Offense
42A.512
Community Supervision for Electronic Transmission of Certain Visual Material
42A.513
Community Supervision for Making Firearm Accessible to Child
42A.514
Community Supervision for Certain Alcohol or Drug Related Offenses
42A.515
Community Supervision for Certain Prostitution Offenses
42A.516
Community Supervision for Leaving Scene of Motor Vehicle Collision Resulting in Death of Person
42A.517
Community Supervision for Certain Offenses Involving Obstruction of Highway or Other Passageway
42A.551
Placement on Community Supervision
42A.552
Review of Presentence Report
42A.553
Minimum and Maximum Periods of Community Supervision
42A.554
Conditions of Community Supervision
42A.555
Confinement as a Condition of Community Supervision
42A.556
Sanctions Imposed on Modification of Community Supervision
42A.557
Report by Director of Facility
42A.558
Revocation
42A.559
Credits for Time Served
42A.560
Medical Release
42A.561
Medical Release
42A.601
Definition
42A.602
Maximum Term or Terms of Confinement
42A.603
Effect of Revocation on Credit for Time Spent in Facility
42A.604
Evaluation of Defendant’s Behavior and Attitude
42A.605
Placement in Community Service Project
42A.606
Confinement Required
42A.607
Disposition of Salary
42A.652
Monthly Reimbursement Fee
42A.653
Additional Monthly Fine for Certain Sex Offenders
42A.654
Fees Due on Conviction
42A.655
Ability to Pay
42A.701
Reduction or Termination of Community Supervision Period
42A.751
Violation of Conditions of Community Supervision
42A.752
Continuation or Modification of Community Supervision After Violation
42A.753
Extension of Community Supervision After Violation
42A.754
Authority to Revoke Community Supervision
42A.755
Revocation of Community Supervision
42A.756
Due Diligence Defense
42A.4045
Alternative to Educational Program: Substance Abuse Treatment Facility

Accessed:
Feb. 22, 2024

Art. 42A.701’s source at texas​.gov