Brantley v. State

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320 S.W.2d 825 (1959)

Hubert BRANTLEY, Appellant, v. STATE of Texas, Appellee.

No. 30263.

Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas.

January 7, 1959.

No attorney on appeal for appellant.

Dan Walton, Dist. Atty., Thomas D. White and Carol Vance, Asst. Dist. Attys., Houston, and Leon B. Douglas, State's Atty., Austin, for the State.

*826 WOODLEY, Judge.

Judgment was rendered on April 10, 1958, finding appellant guilty of driving a motor vehicle upon a public highway while intoxicated and assessing as punishment thirty days in jail and a fine of $250.

Motion for new trial was filed the same day, alleging that the judgment was contrary to the law and the evidence.

The term of court adjourned on May 31, 1958, without any ruling on the motion for new trial and with no notice of appeal having been given.

On June 20, 1958, during the next succeeding term, an order was entered overruling appellant's original motion for new trial and containing notice of appeal.

The motion for new trial filed April 10, 1958, not having been acted upon was overruled by operation of law on April 30, 1958. Art. 755, Vernon's Ann.C.C.P.; Brinkley v. State, Tex.Cr.App., 320 S.W.2d 855; Pruitt v. State, Tex.Cr.App., W.2d 338; Barton v. State, Tex.Cr.App., 310 S.W.2d 90; Atkinson v. State, Tex.Cr. App., 299 S.W.2d 951; DeHay v. State, Tex.Cr.App., 294 S.W.2d 401; Mahan v. State, Tex.Cr.App., 288 S.W.2d 508.

This Court having held that Art. 768 V.A.C.C.P. as amended in 1957, requiring a sentence to be pronounced in a misdemeanor case, is invalid, the conviction herein became final when the motion for new trial was overruled. Barton v. State, Tex.Cr.App., 310 S.W.2d 90.

To confer jurisdiction upon this Court notice of appeal must be given during the term at which the conviction occurred. Art. 826, Vernon's Ann.C.C.P.; DeHay v. State, Tex.Cr.App., 294 S.W.2d 401; Pruitt v. State, Tex.Cr.App., 310 S.W.2d 338.

The appeal is dismissed.

DAVIDSON, Judge (dissenting).

I dissent to the dismissal of the appeal in this case for the reasons stated in the dissenting opinion in Brinkley v. State, Tex. Cr.App., 320 S.W.2d 855.