Pitre, Allen v. The State of Texas--Appeal from County Court at Law of Waller County

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Affirmed and Memorandum Opinion filed October 20, 2005

Affirmed and Memorandum Opinion filed October 20, 2005.

In The

Fourteenth Court of Appeals

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NO. 14-04-00480-CR

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ALLEN PETER PITRE, Appellant

V.

STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee

On Appeal from the County Court at Law

Waller County, Texas

Trial Court Cause No. CC02-275

M E M O R A N D U M O P I N I O N

A jury found Allen Peter Pitre guilty of assault. See Tex. Pen. Code Ann. ' 22.01(a)(1) (Vernon Supp. 2005). Further, the jury found the offense did not involve family violence. See Tex. Pen. Code Ann. ' 22.01(b)(2) (Vernon Supp. 2005). Pitre was sentenced by the trial court to sixty days= confinement in the county jail, probated for one year, fined $250, charged with court costs, ordered to attend and complete an anger management course, and assigned forty hours community service restitution. Pitre brings this appeal, pro se, raising one issue.


Pitre complains the trial court erred in denying his claims of collateral estoppel and double jeopardy because the facts sought to be proven had been determined in a prior prosecution involving the same parties, facts, and issues. In the case at bar, defense counsel filed a Plea of Collateral Estoppel and Res Judicata alleging that on May 13, 2002, evidence was heard in Cause Number 02-04-567 relative to the subject matter of the instant prosecution. According to the plea, after hearing evidence and closing arguments the matter was dismissed, and the order of dismissal signed and entered of record on May 14, 2002. Counsel asserted that the parties in cause number 02-04-567 and in the instant cause were the same, and the subject matter resolved in cause number 02-04-567 was the same matter sought to be re-litigated in the instant case. Subsequently, defense counsel filed a Special Plea of Double Jeopardy claiming he had already been prosecuted for the same offense. The trial court overruled the plea.

The record before this court contains no evidence supporting Pitre=s allegations regarding Cause Number 02-04-567. Accordingly, we cannot say the trial court erred in denying his claims of collateral estoppel and double jeopardy. Pitre=s sole issue is overruled.

The judgment of the trial court is AFFIRMED.

PER CURIAM

Judgment affirmed and Memorandum Opinion filed October 20, 2005.

Panel consists of Justices Fowler, Edelman, and Guzman.