Lester Ray Jenkins v. The State of Texas--Appeal from Criminal District Court of Jefferson County

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Download PDF In The Court of Appeals Ninth District of Texas at Beaumont ____________________ NO. 09-08-314 CR ____________________ LESTER RAY JENKINS, Appellant V. THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee On Appeal from the Criminal District Court Jefferson County, Texas Trial Cause No. 07-01906 MEMORANDUM OPINION On June 16, 2008, the trial court sentenced Lester Ray Jenkins on a conviction for arson. Jenkins filed a notice of appeal on July 11, 2008. The trial court entered a certification of the defendantâ s right to appeal in which the court certified that this is a pleabargain case and the defendant has no right of appeal. See T EX. R. A PP. P. 25.2(a)(2). The district clerk has provided the trial courtâ s certification to the Court of Appeals. 1 On July 16, 2008, we notified the parties that we would dismiss the appeal unless an amended certification was filed within fifteen days of the date of the notice and made a part of the appellate record. See T EX. R. A PP. P. 25.2(f). The record has not been supplemented with an amended certification. Because the record does not contain a certification that shows the defendant has the right of appeal, we must dismiss the appeal. See T EX. R. A PP. P. 25.2(d). Accordingly, we dismiss the appeal for want of jurisdiction. APPEAL DISMISSED. __________________________________ CHARLES KREGER Justice Opinion Delivered October 1, 2008 Do not publish Before Gaultney, Kreger, and Horton, JJ. 2