Detrick Blair Dean v. The State of Texas Appeal from 199th Judicial District Court of Collin County (memorandum opinion)

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DISMISSED; Opinion Filed December 6, 2018. In The Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas No. 05-18-01280-CR DETRICK BLAIR DEAN, Appellant V. THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee On Appeal from the 199th Judicial District Court Collin County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. 199-82171-2015 MEMORANDUM OPINION Before Justices Lang, Evans, and Boatright Opinion by Justice Lang Detrick Blair Dean appeals his conviction for indecency with a child by contact. After appellant pleaded guilty to the charged offense, the trial court found him guilty and assessed punishment at ten years in prison. Appellant then filed this appeal. A defendant perfects his appeal by filing with the trial court clerk a written notice of appeal showing his desire to appeal within thirty days after the date sentence was imposed, or within ninety days after sentencing if the defendant timely filed a motion for new trial. See TEX. R. APP. P. 25.2(b), 26.2(a). A timely perfected notice of appeal is required to invoke this Court’s jurisdiction. Ex parte Castillo, 369 S.W.3d 196, 198 (Tex. Crim. App. 2012). In the absence of a timely perfected notice of appeal, the Court must dismiss the appeal. Id. In this case, the trial court entered judgment on July 18, 2018, and appellant’s motion for new trial was timely filed on August 14, 2018. See TEX. R. APP. P. 21.4(a). Appellant’s notice of appeal, due on October 16, 2018, was filed October 24, 2018. See TEX. R. APP. P. 26.2(a)(2). No motion for extension of time to file the notice of appeal was filed with this Court. Under these circumstances, we must dismiss the appeal. We dismiss the appeal for want of jurisdiction. /Douglas S. Lang/ DOUGLAS S. LANG JUSTICE Do Not Publish TEX. R. APP. P. 47.2(b) 181280F.U05 –2– Court of Appeals Fifth District of Texas at Dallas JUDGMENT DETRICK BLAIR DEAN, Appellant No. 05-18-01280-CR On Appeal from the 199th Judicial District Court, Collin County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. 199-82171-2015. Opinion delivered by Justice Lang. Justices Evans and Boatright participating. V. THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee Based on the Court’s opinion of this date, we DISMISS this appeal for want of jurisdiction. Judgment entered this 6th day of December, 2018. –3–