top of page
Former Prosecutors Houston Criminal Defense Attorneys
Houston Attorney Texas Bar College

Texas Former Prosecutors

Houston Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney

Texas Penal Code Sec. 1.01. SHORT TITLE

Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney Brian Foley provides commentary on the Texas Penal Code, Criminal Law, and Evidence.

Texas Penal Code  Sec. 1.01. SHORT TITLE

The first section of the Texas Penal Code is Section 1.01 and it is pretty simple. Its only purpose is to name the code. Not to be confused with the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure the Penal Code is the main group of statutes that cover criminal laws in the State of Texas.

Sec. 1.01. SHORT TITLE. This code shall be known and may be cited as the Penal Code.

Acts 1973, 63rd Leg., p. 883, ch. 399, Sec. 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1974. Amended by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994.

Chapter
Summary Video



bottom of page