Texas Government Code § 54.745. Pretrial Diversion

(a) As a condition for a defendant to enter any pretrial diversion program, including a behavioral modification program, a health care program, a specialty court program, or the functional equivalent that may be operated in El Paso County by El Paso County, Emergence Health Network, the City of El Paso, the West Texas Regional Adult Probation Department, a community partner approved by the council of judges, or a county or district attorney of El Paso County, a defendant must file in the court in which the charges are pending a sworn waiver of speedy trial motion requesting the court to approve without a hearing defendant's waiver of his speedy trial rights under the constitution and other law.  If the court approves the waiver, the defendant is eligible for consideration for acceptance into a pretrial diversion program or equivalent program.

(b) At the time the motion to waive speedy trial rights required by Subsection (a) is filed, the court clerk shall collect a $100 filing fee unless the court for good cause waives the fee or any part of the fee under guidelines that may be set by the local administrative rules.  The filing fee is nonrefundable.

(c) The fees collected by the court clerk under Subsection (b) shall be deposited in the general fund of the county treasury as provided by Chapter 113, Local Government Code.


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