Aguilar v. State (1993)

In Aguilar v. State, 846 S.W.2d 318, 320 (Tex. Crim. App. 1993), one of the issues was whether a defendant can object to an information for the first time on appeal on the grounds that a conviction was based upon a defective complaint. Aguilar v. State, 846 S.W.2d 318, 318 (Tex. Crim. App. 1993). The Court held that the mere presentment of an information to a trial court invests that court with jurisdiction over the person of the defendant, regardless of any defect that might exist in the underlying complaint. Id. at 320. Defects in complaints must now be raised before trial pursuant to the Code of Criminal Procedure article 27.03; they are no longer jurisdictional in the traditional sense. Ibid.