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Is there a time limit in texas after being charged that you

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Is there a time limit in texas after being charged that you must be indited.
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My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am an experienced criminal lawyer.

Texas does not have a set time between the charge and the indictment. It is basically at the discretion of the DA.

If the defendant is incarcerated rather than out, then theoretically there must be grand jury action according to the terms of Texas Article 32.01 (6 months from the arrest or on or before the last day of the next term of the court), except that the prosecutor can always get an extension of time with a showing of good cause.
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