Tex. R. App. P. 73.1

As amended through October 12, 2021
Rule 73.1 - Form for Application Filed Under Article 11.07 of the Code of Criminal Procedure
(a)Prescribed Form. An application filed under Article 11.07 must be on the form prescribed by the Court of Criminal Appeals.
(b)Availability of Form. The district clerk of the county of conviction shall make the forms available to applicants on request, without charge.
(c)Contents. The applicant or petitioner must provide all information required by the form. The form must include all grounds for relief and set forth in summary fashion the facts supporting each ground. Any ground not raised on the form will not be considered. Legal citations and arguments may be made in a separate memorandum. The form must be computer-generated, typewritten, or legibly handwritten.
(d)Length. Each ground for relief and supporting facts raised on the form shall not exceed the two pages provided for each ground in the form. The applicant or petitioner may file a separate memorandum. This memorandum shall comply with these rules and shall not exceed 15,000 words if computer-generated or 50 pages if not. If the total number of pages, including those in the original and any additional memoranda, exceed the word or page limits, an application may be dismissed unless the convicting court for good cause shown grants leave to exceed the prescribed limits. The prescribed limits do not include appendices, exhibits, cover page, table of contents, table of authorities, and certificate of compliance.
(e)Typeface. A computer-generated memorandum must be printed in a conventional typeface no smaller than 14-point except for footnotes, which must be no smaller than 12-point. A typewritten document must be printed in standard 10-character-per-inch (cpi) monospaced typeface.
(f)Certificate of compliance. A computer-generated memorandum, including any additional memoranda, must include a certificate by the applicant or petitioner stating the number of words in the document. The person certifying may rely on the word count of the computer program used to prepare the document.
(g)Verification. The application must be verified by either:
(1) oath made before a notary public or other officer authorized to administer oaths; or
(2) an unsworn declaration in substantially the form required by Civil Practice and Remedies Code chapter 132 as set out in the verification section of the application form.

Tex. R. App. P. 73.1

Amended November 5, 2018, effective December 1, 2018.