In Re: Paul Dewayne Thibodeaux Appeal from Criminal District Court No. 3 of Dallas County (memorandum opinion)

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Dismissed w.o.j. and Opinion Filed October 8, 2018 In The Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas No. 05-18-01170-CV IN RE PAUL DEWAYNE THIBODEAUX, Relator Original Proceeding from the Criminal District Court No. 3 Dallas County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. 0856041-J MEMORANDUM OPINION Before Justices Lang-Miers, Fillmore, and Stoddart Opinion by Justice Fillmore In this original proceeding, relator seeks mandamus relief in the form of an order requiring the trial court to comply with the habeas corpus procedures of article 11.07 of the code of criminal procedure. Relator is seeking post-conviction relief from a felony conviction. The intermediate courts of appeal have no authority to issue writs of mandamus in criminal matters pertaining to proceedings under article 11.07 of the code of criminal procedure; only the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has jurisdiction in post-conviction felony proceedings. TEX. CODE CRIM. PROC. art. 11.07; In re Haynes, No. 05-06-01466-CV, 2006 WL 3307012, at *1 (Tex. App.—Dallas Nov. 15, 2006, orig. proceeding) (dismissing original proceeding seeking writ ordering trial court to comply with article 11.07); In re McAfee, 53 S.W.3d 715, 717 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2001, orig. proceeding) (“Should an applicant find it necessary to complain about an action or inaction of the convicting court, the applicant may seek mandamus relief from the Court of Criminal Appeals.”). Accordingly, we dismiss relator’s petition for writ of mandamus for want of jurisdiction. TEX. R. APP. P. 52.8(a). /Robert M. Fillmore/ ROBERT M. FILLMORE JUSTICE 181170F.P05 –2–