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CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

TITLE 1. CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE

CHAPTER 32A. SPEEDY TRIAL

Art. 32A.01. TRIAL PRIORITIES. Insofar as is practicable, the

trial of a criminal action shall be given preference over trials

of civil cases, and the trial of a criminal action against a

defendant who is detained in jail pending trial of the action

shall be given preference over trials of other criminal actions.

Acts 1977, 65th Leg., p. 1970, ch. 787, Sec. 1, eff. July 1,

1978.