Texas Laws - Alcoholic Beverage Code


(a) Each court, including a justice court, municipal court, or juvenile court, shall furnish to the Department of Public Safety a notice of each: (5014)

(1) adjudication under Title 3, Family Code, for conduct that constitutes an offense under this chapter; (5015)

(2) conviction of an offense under this chapter; (5016)

(3) order of deferred disposition for an offense alleged under this chapter; and (5017)

(4) acquittal of an offense under Section 106.041. (5018)

(b) The notice must be in a form prescribed by the Department of Public Safety and must contain the driver's license number of the defendant, if the defendant holds a driver's license. (5019)

(c) The Department of Public Safety shall maintain appropriate records of information in the notices and shall provide the information to law enforcement agencies and courts as necessary to enable those agencies and courts to carry out their official duties. The information is admissible in any action in which it is relevant. A person who holds a driver's license having the same number that is contained in a record maintained under this section is presumed to be the person to whom the record relates. The presumption may be rebutted only by evidence presented under oath. (5020)

(d) The information maintained under this section is confidential and may not be disclosed except as provided by this section. A provision of Chapter 58, Family Code, or other law limiting collection or reporting of information on a juvenile or other minor or requiring destruction of that information does not apply to information reported and maintained under this section. (5021)

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1013, Sec. 11, eff. Sept. 1, 1997. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1207, Sec. 5, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. (5022)


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