Texas Health and Safety Code

As effective September 1, 2021

Sec. 573.024: Transportation After Release

(a) Arrangements shall be made to transport a person who is entitled to release under Section 573.023 to:

(1) the location of the person's apprehension;

(2) the person's residence in this state; or

(3) another suitable location.

(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to a person who is arrested or who objects to the transportation.

(c) If the person was apprehended by a peace officer under Subchapter A, arrangements must be made to immediately transport the person. If the person was transported for emergency detention under Subchapter A or detained under Subchapter B, the person is entitled to reasonably prompt transportation.

(d) The county in which the person was apprehended shall pay the costs of transporting the person.


Added by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 692, Sec. 9, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.