Texas Code of Criminal Procedure - Article 45.041. Judgment
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Art. 45.041.    JUDGMENT. (a) The judgment
and sentence, in case of conviction in a criminal action before a
justice of the peace or municipal court judge, shall be that the
defendant pay the amount of the fine and costs to the state.
(b) The justice or judge may direct the defendant:
(1) to pay:
(A) the entire fine and costs when sentence is pronounced;
(B) the entire fine and costs at some later date; or
(C) a specified portion of the fine and costs at designated
(2) if applicable, to make restitution to any victim of the
offense in an amount not to exceed $500; and
(3) to satisfy any other sanction authorized by law.
(c) The justice or judge shall credit the defendant for time
served in jail as provided by Article 42.03. The credit shall be
applied to the amount of the fine and costs at the rate provided by
(d) All judgments, sentences, and final orders of the
justice or judge shall be rendered in open court.
Acts 1965, 59th Leg., vol. 2, p. 317, ch. 722. Amended by Acts 1971,
62nd Leg., p. 2990, ch. 987, Sec. 5, eff. June 15, 1971. Renumbered
from Vernon's Ann.C.C.P. art. 45.50 and amended by Acts 1999, 76th
Leg., ch. 1545, Sec. 39, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Last modified: August 11, 2007