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

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)

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

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

366 thoughts on “What Do Those Letters Mean?

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      Dora – ENH stands for enhanced. That’s sort of like saying it’s a more serious version of the charge.

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      Megan – Normally that means a bond has been paid.

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      Vanessa – Night magistrate.

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  1. Megan

    What does DA INFO TO CCF mean? Because I’m trying to have charges dropped on a family member and this is what was last updated on their record and I’m not sure what that’s supposed to mean.

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      Megan – We focus on the jail. This notation is actually a judicial comment. We can gues that it might mean District Attorney Information to County Court File, but that’s just a guess. We recommend you contact the court clerk in the courtroom where the case has been set. She/he should be able to tell you what it means.

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      Cynthia – Your question is a little confusing for us. It could refer to the case file that is in the county court where the trial is set to be heard. It could imply that something is going to be filed with county court. In other words, a way to put something on the record. It all depends on what this is referring to.

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      Ron – Dismissed – Further Investigation. That means they didn’t feel what they had was enough but are still investigating it so charges could be filed again.

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        Ron – This is a legal question. You would need to speak to an attorney.

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      Megan – This is very iffy. We spoke to multiple different people in different agencies. We also got more than one answer but we think the following may be the likely one. Veteran’s Affairs Impact (court) Sent Motion. Again, we can’t be sure but we think the person who thought it meant this probably had the best guess.

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      Jane – We were able to get a little information but there was still a problem. The person at the courthouse we spoke to thinks this means State Motion to Supplement Pending Motion to Revoke Probation. What it means is that the State (the D.A.’s Office in this case) is going to add additional information to the MTRP. Our concern is with the NG. We think they may have meant to write PNDING as short for pending. But if that is incorrect and the NG was actually something different, no one knows what it stands for. This is the best we’ve been able to do on this one. Hope it helps.

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  2. Confused Af.

    My cousin was arrested for his second dwi yesterday. He posted bond today. And now they are telling me they won’t release him unless he installs an interlock device on his truck. The truck is in impound. He can’t get a device installed on his truck while him and his truck are both in jail…. how is this even legal.

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      Confused – I would suggest you speak to his attorney. I would imagine that the arrangements have to be made to have the ILO installed before the vehicle is released to him. Since this situation has to be very common, one would think there has to be a process set up to handle it. His attorney would be the one who could answer your questions.

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      Danielle – The PR stands for personal recognizance. They either got a PR bond or are in the process of trying to get one. When there are letters after a slash, that’s usually the initials of the person who entered the information into the computer.

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