What Do Those Letters Mean?



We know we are missing a lot of abbreviations and acronyms.  We’re working hard to get answers but have been having some difficulties.  The judicial side is not being very cooperative at this point.  We will continue to ask for the information that the public needs.  Thank you for your patience.

NOTE:  The abbreviations are put in by several different agencies (jail, D.A., courts…). There are no standard abbreviations. People make up their own so if you see something that looks like it’s the same, it probably is even if it’s slightly different.

Add On – A charge that is added after the initial booking

AFIS – Automated Fingerprint Identification System

APPL – Applied

AWHC – Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus (this information is from one of our readers)

AWTG – Awaiting

B.C.A.D.C. – Bexar County Adult Detention Center

BND – Bond

CC – County Court

CCBGDLNS – County Court Bond Guidelines (does not qualify for a PR-bond due to County Court Bond Guidelines)

CCPRB – County Court P.R. Bond.  This is abbreviation is listed when an individual is already on a P.R. bond

CLR – Clear

CLSD – Closed

CMAG – Central Magistrate’s Office

CONV – Convicted

CRT – Court

CRTC – Court Residential Treatment Center

D.A.C.T. – Drug & Alcohol Facility

D.A.P.V.F. – Drug Alcohol Probation Violators Facility

DC – District Court

DCPRB – District Court P.R. Bond.  This is abbreviation is listed when an individual is already on a P.R. bond

DEF ADJ – Deferred Adjudication

Denied/SomeLetters – It means they were denied a PR bond. The letters after the slash are just the initials of the person who entered the data into the system

DKT – Court Docket

DPS – Department of Public Safety

DSMD – Dismissed

FBGDLNS – Felony Bond Guidelines. (does not qualify for a PR-bond due to Felony Bond Guidelines)

FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation

FILE – Case file. (Referring to the actual documents)

FS – Felony, State Jail

GDLNS – Guidelines

GPS – Global Positioning System

HSP – Hospital

ICE – Immigration and Customs Enforcement

ILO – Interlock Order (ignition lock for a vehicle)

IPTC – In-Prison Therapeutic Community

ISF – Intermediate Sanction Facility

JAL – Jail

LDC – Seen in the the attorney section, stands for Legal Defense Counsel

MATCH – Mothers and their Children

MCRT – Municipal Court (I think)

MHMR – Mental Health and Mental Retardation

MIOF – Mentally Impaired Offender Facility

MTN ENT ADJ GUILT – Motion Entered Adjudicated Guilt

MTRP – Motion to Revoke Probation

NCIC – National Crime Information Center

NG – Non-Guidelines.  (PR Bonds is now allowing all misdemeanor charges to be considered for a PR bond.  The normal official guidelines have restrictions of what can be considered even for misdemeanors)

NHOI – No harmful or injurious contact (this information was a reader’s submission).

NLETS – National Law Enforcement Telecommunication System

NM – Night Magistrate

NOLO CT – Nolo Contendere ( a Latin term meaning ‘I do not wish to contend’). You may hear it said as ‘no contest,’ in other words they are not going to fight the charges.

NOT HANDLED – This comment is used when the charge is not eligible for a P.R. bond.

OTHR – Other

OTOFCO – Out of County

PAR – Parole

PATCH – Papas and their Children

PEN PK – Penitentiary Packet

PICU – Population Impact Control Unit is the meaning we got from the jail. Yes, they do monitor the population levels. However, a reader gave an additional meaning. If what you are looking at may be referring to something to do with mental health, then it could mean Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit.

POSS – Possession

PPOU – Prohibited Possession of Unregistered (We are not sure about this one. No one we spoke to knew for sure, but thought it might be this). 

PR – Personal Recognizance (bond)

PR/SomeLetters – The PR is defined above, the letters after the slash are just the initials of the person who entered the data into the system

RC – Restitution Center

RCO1 – The person has been released

REC – Received

REFUSEDX2 – This means they tried to interview the inmate for a P.R. bond but he refused.  In this case he refused two times.

REL – Released

RELPR – Released on a Personal Recognizance Bond

RWOB – Remanded without Bond

SAFP – Substance Abuse Felony Punishment (same as below but sometimes written this way).

SAFPF – Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility

SATF – Substance Abuse Treatment Facility

SBIR – Surety Bond in Route

SBIH – Surety Bond in Hand

SHR OFC – Sheriff’s Office

ST MT SUPPLMNT PND – State Motion to Supplement Pending  (means they are going to add more information)

T.A.I.P. – Treatment Alternative to Incarceration Program

TCIC – Texas Crime Information Center

TDC – Texas Department of Corrections

TDCGDLNS – Texas Department of Corrections Guidelines

TDCJ – Texas Department of Criminal Justice

TLETS – Texas Law Enforcement Telecommunication System

TO REL – To be released

TO SUB – To Submit

Tresps – Trespass

TRMT BED – Treatment facility bed / spot to sleep in

TRF – Transfer

VA-IMPACT SENT MT – Veteran’s Affairs-Impact (court) Sent Motion (This has not been confirmed. It was the best guess from a county court employee but it sounds reasonable). 

VINE – Victim Information & Notification Everyday (It lets victims know when an inmate has been released so they can get to a safe place if they need to.)

VIP – Victim Impact Panel

516 thoughts on “What Do Those Letters Mean?

  1. bob the builder

    Thank you for this website it has helped in a few different situations

    Can you advise

    RES JRY TR – CT

    I realize , its a reset for jury trial but not sure what CT means also not sure why it keeps resetting ( this is the 4th or 5th reset )

    • admin

      Bob – Normally CT stands for court. Unfortunately, there is not a standard set of abbreviations. Everyone seems to make up their own. It could even be the initials of the person who entered the information though they usually use a slash, not a dash. Do any of our readers know what this means? Please share your knowledge if you do.

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    • admin

      Bob – Condition of release – hold for Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office. It seems they ran out of room regarding what was going to happen with the bond. Unfortunately there is nothing uniform about the abbreviations used. The people entering them in the computer make up their own shorthand.

    • Lauren

      Conditions for release HOLD for tarrant county sheriffs office.
      If there is no amount after bond to be, could mean it’s not yet been decided the bond amount. It’s up to tarrant county

      • admin

        Jonathan – RLS PR usually stands for “release, P.R. bond.” It looks like it’s saying he was released on two charges through a P.R. bond.

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  2. Leigh Anne

    I’ve got several abbreviation questions. If someone could help me, I would definitely appreciate it. (Background on the person in jail (trying to be as unbiased as I can here)). Woman charged with the Murder of her estranged husband on 12/17/2021. They had 2 children together, ages 4 and 8 at the time. Looks like trial date has been set to 7/21/2022. I believe she tried to plea insanity (she’s NOT legally insane). Bond was set at $200k, has a court appointed attorney. It may have been requested that she has NO contact with the children ages 4 & 9, but I can’t tell by this list? I believe Psych evaluations were requested. Anyway, here are some things I don’t understand what they mean (I will put them in date order from earliest to latest (12/17/21 to 4/18/22):
    1. ORDR OF REFERRAL & SEALED MF PSYCH EXAM (1/13/22)
    2. NO CONTACT ORDER V1645P0210-GRANTED (1/13/22)
    3.CRT ORD PSYCH EVAL V1628P1852(SANITY) (2/24/22)
    4.CASE HANDLD M.A.C. SEAL MT SNTY (2/24/22)
    5. REFERRED TO CLM SEAL MT SNTY (2/24/22)
    6.MF BOND REDUCTION(3/10/22)
    7.VA-IMPACT SENT SR (3/15/22)
    8.MAG RCVD ORD OF RE FERRAL FOR MTN BND (3/18/22)
    9.VA-IMPACT RECEIVED SR (4/4/22)
    10.REFERRED TO CLM SANITY DISP (4/21/22) **Why is this a future date of Thursday?? Today is 4/18/22)**
    11.REFERRED TO CLM BND REDCT (4/21/22)** Why is this a future date of Thursday?? Today is 4/18/22)**
    12. TRAIL DATE SET (7/21/22).
    Any help I can get on understanding what each of these means would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance for any help you can give me. I just want to understand everything. Basically want to make sure she is held responsible and justice is served for my cousin and his 2 precious children. I don’t want to see her bond reduced, don’t want to see them deem her insane (like I said she is not insane or mentally handicapped at all. She’s actually pretty intelligent.). I want to see her stand trial, fairly, and be held responsible for murdering the father of her children. We’ve been thru so much, especially my Aunt & Uncle and their 2 precious, innocent grandbabies who are suffering from the lose of both parents!! (But she definitely doesn’t deserve or should ever be allowed to have any contact with them until it’s their choose past the age of 18.)
    Also, with the court date set for July 21, 2022 … Is that an open court room? Like would I be able to travel there and attend the court hearings and proceedings or would I have to have special permission to attend.
    Thanks,
    A grieving cousin in Texas, L.A.Z.

    • admin

      Leigh Anne – First, our condolences on the loss of your cousin. The information you have listed is judicial information. The area we focus on is the booking and detention of individuals. What we can tell you is that yes, a psychological evaluation was ordered by the court. And yes, there is also a no contact order which we presume applies to the children and other family members. Unfortunately it does appear that her bond was reduced. Understandably, you have a lot of questions. We recommend you call the court clerk, for the court where the trial is set to be held, to get clarification on what their judicial is saying and on how to attend the trial.

    • Lauren

      Leigh Anne, agree with what admin said, one thing i wanted to point out is the VA-IMPACT statement it says sent and received, I’m assuming your relative with the initials SR. That’s who it was sent too, the fact that it says RECEIVED is good. It means that the victim/your family filled out and returned the victim statement which is written explanation of the financial, physical, psychological and emotional impact it’s had on the victim and family members VA impact statements are very important in situations like this. It’ll help tremendously. Make sure to let your family know to be very hands on and active with the case meaning the more persistent, cooperate and vocal your family is about how y’all wish to see justice be served the better. They take the victim statements seriously. So sorry for your loss

      Ps- call the court to find out about the trial hearing and ask them any questions you have about attending

      • Leigh Anne

        Thank you so much Lauren for your knowledge. Yes, SR is the victims mother and she has custody of my cousins children. I’m assuming a No Contact order was granted so the person in jail who committed the murder can NOT have contact with the children. The bond was reduced on 5/14 to 100k from 200k but I’m hoping noone gets her out of jail!!! Thanks again. Can you tell if the Psch evaluation showed that she can NOT claim insanity. I’m praying she doesn’t because she is NOT insane. She is crazy but NOT legally insane!!!! Thanks again!!

      • Leigh Anne

        I need help in finding out what all this means. On the case above, my nephew’s murderer looks like she took a plea deal, but how do I find out what the plea deal was??? It says, Judgement Deferred. Awaiting Sentence and Disposition says: PG CT-GUILTY. Charges are: Murder
        Please please help me!!

      • admin

        Leigh Anne – I understand your distress. Unfortunately that’s on the judicial side. It’s not really what we deal with. You could try contacting the District Attorney’s Office to find out, but I’m not sure if they will tell you. I thought in big cases they spoke to the family if they were going to offer a plea deal, but I don’t know that for sure. If any of our readers, particularly any attorneys, know what she can do, please share your knowledge. Thank you.

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      • Leigh Anne

        Thank you for your comment. I’ve tried to research everything I see on the notes and it seems as though she waived a jury and plead guilty to Murder but it looks as though she is only going to receive probation w/ or w/out rehab? I’m just very ANGRY that she is getting such a light sentence for my cousins murder. I mean, she walked into his home to drop their 4 yr old son off with his father, shot and killed him in his bedroom and left the 4 yr old there with his deceased father and left the home, calling to turn herself in hours later….. I’m very, very disappointed that she was even “offered” such a joke of punishment by the Bexar County D.A.’s office. Not even getting punished for the unlawful use of a gun, leaving the scene, leaving her 4 yr old at the scene of a murder she just committed?????? I mean, come on …. She plead Guilty to Murder and she’s going to get freaking probation??? I’m just so disappointed beyond belief. THERE IS NO JUSTICE FOR MY COUSIN!!! This is completely INSANE!!

      • admin

        Leigh Anne – I’m so sorry for the pain your family is going through. The only thing I can recommend is trying to contact a reporter to bring this situation to light. Best wishes.

    • admin

      Jose – It sounds like it was archived.

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    • Lauren

      DVD sent to scan means documents/evidence was sent to be put on file.
      Art 2.1397 RCVD means the written report/statement about the incident was submitted by Law Enforcement to the States attorney (the DA), and received by the DA

    • admin

      Buh – Legal defense counsel. This is indicating that it was denied because someone determined he could afford to pay for an attorney.

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  3. Christopher

    I bonded out my (for lack of a better description ) common law son- I am now considered il loco parentis to a 19 year old with some mental illness issues. I see on his bond in the criminal records detach this abbreviation AFF And AFF SURETY TO SURR. Anyone have a clue or direction they could point me?? I’d appreciate it

    • admin

      Christopher – That stands for Affidavit of Surety to Surrender. I’ll quote Google on what it is. “When you are on bond with a bonding company, they may seek to get off the bond. Two reasons the company may do this is because the defendant has failed to pay or because the defendant is not checking in with the bonding company.” Basically, whoever is responsible for bonding you out, no longer wants to be involved.

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  4. Brit

    Sorry I should of submitted all my abbreviation questions in one comment but I didn’t realize I had questions on other abbreviations until I decided to look at other case. So I apologize. What does APPT OF ATTY FLD mean?
    Or ART 2.1397 RCVD mean?

    And EFILE ENVELOPE NBR?

    Or DISP/NO FORF 0604 1822111

    and ER2 ADDED BY C6BCREX

    All details found in the events when searching my cases. Thank u for taking your time to help not only me but others understand abbreviations and other things relating to Bexar county jail. I absolutely love this website and recommend anyone I come across who may have questions regarding the jail to check it out.

    • admin

      Brit – You are in the judicial part which is not really what we do, but I’ll try my best. APPT of ATTY FLD appears to mean “appointment of attorney field”. This would be where they would enter the name of the court appointed attorney. I don’t know what Article 2.1397 is, but RCVD would stand for “received”. EFILE ENVELOPE NBR (number) would be tracking information. DISP/NO FORF is disposition/no forfeiture. ER2 means a charge other than the first charge. It’s a format (NIST, if you want to know who requires it) of how the charge is submitted electronically. All it’s saying is a charge was added. In your other message you asked what GJ means. Grand Jury. If any of our readers want to add to this or correct anything, please share your knowledge. Thank you.

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      • Brit

        OK thank you so much for your help! I will be sure to spread the word on how helpful and resourceful this website is when dealing with Bexar County jail.

    • admin

      Brad – I would have to say CNDTNL stands for conditional.

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