Tex. Code of Crim. Proc. Article 7B.052
Required Findings; Issuance of Protective Order

The court shall issue a protective order in the manner provided by Title 4, Family Code, if, in lieu of the finding that family violence occurred as required by Section 85.001 (Required Findings and Orders), Family Code, the court finds that:


probable cause exists to believe that an offense under Section 42.072 (Stalking), Penal Code, was committed; and


the nature of the scheme or course of conduct engaged in by the defendant in committing the offense indicates the defendant is likely in the future to engage in conduct prohibited by Section 42.072 (Stalking)(a)(1), (2), or (3), Penal Code.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 469 (H.B. 4173), Sec. 1.02, eff. January 1, 2021.
Amended by:
Acts 2023, 88th Leg., R.S., Ch. 688 (H.B. 1432), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2023.

Source: Article 7B.052 — Required Findings; Issuance of Protective Order, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/CR/htm/CR.­7B.­htm#7B.­052 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

Art. 7B.052’s source at texas​.gov