Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 543.002
Person Arrested to Be Taken Before Magistrate


A person arrested for a violation of this subtitle punishable as a misdemeanor shall be immediately taken before a magistrate if:


the person is arrested on a charge of failure to stop in the event of an accident causing damage to property; or


the person demands an immediate appearance before a magistrate or refuses to make a written promise to appear in court as provided by this subchapter.


The person must be taken before a magistrate who:


has jurisdiction of the offense;


is in the county in which the offense charged is alleged to have been committed; and


is nearest or most accessible to the place of arrest.
Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
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