George Barnes v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 399th Judicial District Court of Bexar County
The STATE of Texas,
From the 399th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, Texas
Trial Court No. 2000-CR-0516
Honorable Juanita Vasquez-Gardner, Judge Presiding
Sitting: Alma L. L pez, Justice
Catherine Stone, Justice
Paul W. Green, Justice
Delivered and Filed: July 17, 2002
DISMISSED FOR LACK OF JURISDICTION
On May 13, 2002, appellant, George Barnes, filed a general notice of appeal appealing his conviction for aggravated sexual assault of a child. Appellant entered a plea of nolo contendere pursuant to a plea bargain agreement. He was ultimately found guilty by the trial court and sentenced to six years confinement and fined $1,000.00. The punishment assessed did not exceed the terms of the plea bargain agreement.
To invoke this court's jurisdiction over this appeal, Rule 25.2 (b)(3) requires that the notice of appeal specify that the appeal is from a jurisdictional defect, that the substance of the appeal was raised by written motion and ruled on before trial, or state that the trial court granted permission to appeal. Tex. R. App. P. 25.2(b)(3). Appellant's notice of appeal did not meet any of these required conditions. Accordingly, this court does not have jurisdiction to consider this appeal. See White v. State, 61 S.W.3d 424, 426 (Tex. Crim. App. 2001); Cooper v. State, 45 S.W.3d 77, 82-83 (Tex. Crim. App. 2001).
Therefore, appellant's appeal is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.
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