Texas Code of Criminal Procedure - Article 15.19. Notice Of Arrest
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Art. 15.19.    NOTICE OF ARREST. (a) If the
accused fails or refuses to give bail, as provided in the preceding
Article, he shall be committed to the jail of the county where he
was arrested; and the magistrate committing him shall immediately
notify the sheriff of the county in which the offense is alleged to
have been committed of the arrest and commitment, which notice may
be given by telegraph, by mail or by other written notice.
(b) If a person is arrested and taken before a magistrate in
a county other than the county in which the arrest is made and if the
person is remanded to custody, the person may be confined in a jail
in the county in which the magistrate serves for a period of not
more than 72 hours after the arrest before being transferred to the
county jail of the county in which the arrest occurred.
Acts 1965, 59th Leg., vol. 2, p. 317, ch. 722, eff. Jan. 1, 1966.
Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., 2nd C.S., ch. 40, Sec. 1, eff. Oct.
Subsec. (b) amended by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., ch. 1094, Sec. 5, eff.
Sept. 1, 2005.
Last modified: August 11, 2007