Blake Scott Taylor v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 338th District Court of Harris CountyAnnotate this Case
Dismissed and Memorandum Opinion filed September 8, 2005.
Fourteenth Court of Appeals
BLAKE SCOTT TAYLOR, Appellant
THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee
On Appeal from the 338th District Court
Harris County, Texas
Trial Court Cause No. 998,709
M E M O R A N D U M O P I N I O N
Appellant filed a pro se notice of appeal after the trial court dismissed this cause. The State moved to dismiss because appellant was convicted in another case.
Generally, an appellate court only has jurisdiction to consider an appeal by a criminal defendant where there has been a final judgment of conviction. Workman v. State, 170 Tex.Crim. 621, 343 S.W.2d 446, 447 (1961); McKown v. State, 915 S.W.2d 160, 161 (Tex.App. Fort Worth 1996, no pet.). The exceptions include: (1) certain appeals while on deferred adjudication community supervision, Kirk v. State, 942 S.W.2d 624, 625 (Tex.Crim.App.1997); (2) appeals from the denial of a motion to reduce bond, TEX.R.APP. P. 31.1; McKown, 915 S.W.2d at 161; and (3) certain appeals from the denial of habeas corpus relief, Wright v. State, 969 S.W.2d 588, 589 (Tex.App. Dallas 1998, no pet.); McKown, 915 S.W.2d at 161.
There is no appeal available for appellant from the dismissal of this cause. Because this appeal does not fall within the exceptions to the general rule that appeal may be taken only from a final judgment of conviction, we have no jurisdiction.
Accordingly, the appeal is ordered dismissed.
Judgment rendered and Memorandum Opinion filed September 8, 2005.
Panel consists of Justices Fowler, Edelman, and Guzman.
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