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. The employees 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
Adm – Administrative
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).
PPOU – PER PROTECTIVE ORDER UNDER, then it usually has a judges name. [This information was given by a reader, (Jason). The above was given to us by a courthouse clerk (who was very unsure).
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 & RC02 – The person has been released. RC stands for release cell. They are old designations that differentiate between the cell for males and the cell for females. Note: a person can be listed as released and still be at the jail because they are going through the releasing process.
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).
VA impact statement – victims advocate impact statement- for family violence cases. (This information is from one of our readers. Thank you, Jason).
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