Malcolm Boyd Price v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 268th District Court of Fort Bend County

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Dismissed and Memorandum Opinion filed November 17, 2005

Dismissed and Memorandum Opinion filed November 17, 2005.

In The

Fourteenth Court of Appeals

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NO. 14-05-01013-CR

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MALCOLM BOYD PRICE, Appellant

V.

THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee

On Appeal from the 268th District Court

Fort Bend County, Texas

Trial Court Cause No. 40,726A

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

After a plea of guilty, appellant was convicted of the offense of injury to elderly and sentenced on July 12, 2005, to 35 years in the Institutional Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. No timely motion for new trial was filed. Appellant=s notice of appeal was not filed until September 12, 2005.


A defendant=s notice of appeal must be filed within thirty days after sentence is imposed when the defendant has not filed a motion for new trial. See Tex. R. App. P. 26.2(a)(1). A notice of appeal which complies with the requirements of Rule 26 is essential to vest the court of appeals with jurisdiction. Slaton v. State, 981 S.W.2d 208, 210 (Tex. Crim. App. 1998). If an appeal is not timely perfected, a court of appeals does not obtain jurisdiction to address the merits of the appeal. Under those circumstances it can take no action other than to dismiss the appeal. Id.

Accordingly, the appeal is ordered dismissed.

PER CURIAM

Judgment rendered and Memorandum Opinion filed November 17, 2005.

Panel consists of Justices Hudson, Frost, and Seymore.

Do Not Publish C Tex. R. App. P. 47.2(b).