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.

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

AFIS – Automated Fingerprint Identification System

APPL – Applied

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)

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)

NLETS – National Law Enforcement Telecommunication System

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.

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

OTHR – Other

OTOFCO – Out of County

PAR – Parole

PATCH – Papas and their Children

PEN PK – Penitentiary Packet

PICU – Population Impact Control Unit

POSS – Possession

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

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

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

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.)

285 thoughts on “What Do Those Letters Mean?

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      Louise – Motion for discovery.

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      Christina – County Court Warrant.

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        April – It sounds like one of the county courts is going to issue a warrant or already has issued a warrant.

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      Popeye – Pre-sentencing investigation.

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      Kami – The letters after the slash are the initials of the person who entered the information into the computer.

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        Jennifer – Thank you for this information. It’s very helpful and appreciated when our readers pass on information that others can use.

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      Sadie – Yes.

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        Tina – JN stands for judicial number. When that is closed out it means that the case is closed.

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        Cindy – Nolo Contendere which is a way of pleading guilty without actually saying your guilty. The court reads the charges and you are saying you are not going to contest what they have charged you with. The person was given deferred adjudication which means there are some criteria he has to meet like paying a fine, doing some community service or whatever else the judge orders, for a specific period of time. Once he successfully meets that criteria the charge will be dismissed against him.

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    • Maggie

      Hello! Under the attorneys section of case details it says LDC above the lawyers name. What does LDC stand for please and thank you!

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        Maggie – Legal Defense Counsel.

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      Ryan – Well it looks like it’s saying an application for supplement funds was submitted and is being investigated but we’re not sure what that is referring to.

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      Terese – complaint filed with night magistrate.

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      Natalie – We need to see the rest of the comments. We think those may be the initials of the person who entered the information but need to see what else was listed to have a better idea.

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      Popeye – Attorney claim for payment.

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      Popeye – Attorney claim forwarded to auditor. Attorney claim for payment.

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      Gustavo – Surety bond in hand. The letters after the slash are the initials of the person who entered the information into the system.

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      Roger – Two references. The letters after the slash are the initials of the person who entered the information into the system.

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      • Roger

        then if r e f x 2 means refuse PR Bond two times then why is it that my husband was released the same day and told that his case was being refused not a PR Bond being refused

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        Roger – Because they make up their own codes. When we called we were told it meant refused but it wouldn’t surprise me if someone else used it to mean they have received two references. Tryin to get information from the jail and the magistrate is as frustrating for us as it is for everyone else.

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      Barry – Whatever was being asked for was denied. The letters after the slash are the initials of the person who entered the information into the system.

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      Alex – CC normally stands for County Court.

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      Yvonne – Night Magistrate.

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      Mandy – We think it means to submit for a P.R. bond. The people over there make it difficult. They each come up with their own abbreviations leaving the rest of us to try to figure out what the hell they are saying. We think the person is in the process of trying to get a P.R. bond.

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      Pedro – Released PR.

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      Melissa – Two attempts to work with him on a PR bond but he was uncooperative.

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      Courtney – San Antonio? Sorry. Couldn’t resist. Where are you seeing those initials? It might help us figure out what they stand for.

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  1. Heather

    What does ” COMPLAINT FILED NM 140976″ mean?

    What does ” COMPLAINT REC’D CF” mean?

    What does ” NC-DEFR ADJUD TERM'” mean?

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      Heather – Complaint filed. Night magistrate number 140976. Complaint Received. Not sure about the CF. Maybe the initials of the person entering the information? Nolo Contendere – Deferred adjudication term. The last is basically a guilty plea and deferred adjudication was granted.

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      Stacey – Release. Yes.

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      Samantha – Awaiting docket appearance. District Attorney information to County Court File(?). We’re not sure of what the F means but we think it’s for file.

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  2. Teresa

    What does SBIR/SAW stand for? I know that SBIR is Surety Bond In Route but Im clueless on the SAW. Please get back to me when you can.

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      Teresa – Security bond in Route. The letters after the slash are the initials of the person who made the notation in the computer.

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      Anthony – We think the second half means intent to violate. But we have no idea what the first half means. Do any of our readers know what the first part means?

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      Sara – We believe that the MA is saying that it is a Class A misdemeanor. The rest is forge commercial instrument/check.

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      Jessica – ADC stands for Adult Detention Center. That notation means he is going to be released over to the main jail side housing units.

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      Ana – District Court 187.

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      Cami – The employees who enter that information into their computers frequently use their own abbreviations. This can make it difficult to figure out what they are trying to say. We suspect that MV stands for moving vehicle. Did the person get pulled over and it get discovered that there was a gun in the car?

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      David – It looks like the person got one reference for a P.R. bond. When a person tries to get a P.R. bond they have to give names of people who will vouch for them. I believe they ask those people things like, how long has he lived here – to try to determine if they’ll stay or run; does he have a job – to show stability; and other things like that. I don’t know how many references they prefer to have. The initials after the slash are for the person who entered the information into the system.

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        Dawn – They’ve made one attempt to get information from him but he was uncooperative.

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      Julie – Charge and Disposition.

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