Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Article 12.05

Article 12.05. Absence From State and Time of Pendency of Indictment, etc., Not Computed

(a) The time during which the accused is absent from the state shall not be computed in the period of limitation.

(b) The time during the pendency of an indictment, information, or complaint shall not be computed in the period of limitation.

(c) The term "during the pendency," as used herein, means that period of time beginning with the day the indictment, information, or complaint is filed in a court of competent jurisdiction, and ending with the day such accusation is, by an order of a trial court having jurisdiction thereof, determined to be invalid for any reason.

  • Nick

    I commited a couple of misdemeanors back in 2005, I received warrants. I’ve been bouncing between different states for 5 yrs. What should I do? I don’t want to spend forever in jail. Is there an easier way out? One of my charges was a D.W.I. and I caused severe damage to my left arm and it will never be the same. Isn’t that punishment enough?