Nolen Edwin Kirkpatrick v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 402nd Judicial District Court of Wood County
Court of Appeals
Sixth Appellate District of Texas at Texarkana
NOLEN EDWIN KIRKPATRICK, Appellant
THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee
On Appeal from the 402nd Judicial District Court
Wood County, Texas
Trial Court No. 18,911-2005
Before Morriss, C.J., Carter and Moseley, JJ.
Memorandum Opinion by Justice Moseley
Nolen Edwin Kirkpatrick has appealed from his jury conviction of assault against a public servant (habitual). See Tex. Penal Code Ann. 12.42, 22.01 (Vernon Supp. 2006). The jury assessed a punishment of twenty-five years' imprisonment, to run concurrently with sentences in three companion cases tried at the same time and on which appeals have also been filed. Kirkpatrick was represented by Douglas Parks at trial. Kirkpatrick's first counsel on appeal was Jim Wheeler; Larry P. King was then appointed as counsel on appeal.
Appellate counsel filed a brief November 6, 2006, under the mandate of Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), and Ex parte Senna, 606 S.W.2d 329, 330 (Tex. Crim. App. 1980), and has accordingly also filed a motion to withdraw. Counsel sent Kirkpatrick a copy of the brief and advised Kirkpatrick by letter that he believes there are no arguable contentions of error. He also informed Kirkpatrick of his right to review the record and file a pro se response. Kirkpatrick requested an extension of time to file his response, but that time has now passed and no response has been filed. Kirkpatrick has not requested additional time in which to file the response.
Counsel has filed a brief which discusses the record and reviews the proceedings. Counsel has thus provided a professional evaluation of the record demonstrating why, in effect, there are no arguable grounds to be advanced, as required by High v. State, 573 S.W.2d 807, 812 (Tex. Crim. App. [Panel Op.] 1978). See also Stafford v. State, 813 S.W.2d 503, 510 n.3 (Tex. Crim. App. 1991). Counsel concluded from his review of the record that there is no arguable point of error to support the appeal.
We have, likewise, reviewed the record and agree with counsel that there are no arguable points of error in this case. (1)
We affirm the judgment of the trial court.
Bailey C. Moseley
Date Submitted: February 26, 2007
Date Decided: February 28, 2007
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1. Since we agree this case presents no reversible error, we also, in accordance with Anders, grant counsel's request to withdraw from further representation of Kirkpatrick in this case. No substitute counsel will be appointed. Should Kirkpatrick wish to seek further review of this case by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Kirkpatrick must either retain an attorney to file a petition for discretionary review or Kirkpatrick must file a pro se petition for discretionary review. Any petition for discretionary review must be filed within thirty days from the date of either this opinion or the last timely motion for rehearing that was overruled by this Court. See Tex. R. App. P. 68.2. Any petition for discretionary review must be filed with this Court, after which it will be forwarded to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals along with the rest of the filings in this case. See Tex. R. App. P. 68.3. Any petition for discretionary review should comply with the requirements of Rule 68.4 of the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure.