USA v. Santos Rodriguez-Rios, No. 13-40084 (5th Cir. 2013)

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Case: 13-40084 Document: 00512473068 Page: 1 Date Filed: 12/17/2013 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT No. 13-40084 Conference Calendar United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit FILED December 17, 2013 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff-Appellee Lyle W. Cayce Clerk v. SANTOS RODRIGUEZ-RIOS, also known as Juan Miguel Sosa, also known as Jorge Ambriz Garcia, Defendant-Appellant Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas USDC No. 4:11-CR-6-6 Before DAVIS, DENNIS, and CLEMENT, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM: * The attorney appointed to represent Santos Rodriguez-Rios (Rodriguez) has moved for leave to withdraw and has filed a brief in accordance with Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), and United States v. Flores, 632 F.3d 229 (5th Cir. 2011). Rodriguez has filed a response. The record is insufficiently developed to allow consideration at this time of Rodriguez s claim of ineffective Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR. R. 47.5.4. * Case: 13-40084 Document: 00512473068 Page: 2 Date Filed: 12/17/2013 No. 13-40084 assistance of counsel; such a claim generally cannot be resolved on direct appeal when the claim has not been raised before the district court since no opportunity existed to develop the record on the merits of the allegations. United States v. Cantwell, 470 F.3d 1087, 1091 (5th Cir. 2006) (internal quotation marks and citation omitted). We have reviewed counsel s brief and the relevant portions of the record reflected therein, as well as Rodriguez s response. We concur with counsel s assessment that the appeal presents no nonfrivolous issue for appellate review. Accordingly, the motion for leave to withdraw is GRANTED, counsel is excused from further responsibilities herein, and the APPEAL IS DISMISSED. See 5TH CIR. R. 42.2. 2