Kendric Newsome v. The State of Texas Appeal from 182nd District Court of Harris County (memorandum opinion per curiam)

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Dismissed and Memorandum Opinion filed December 19, 2017. In The Fourteenth Court of Appeals NO. 14-17-00956-CR KENDRIC NEWSOME, Appellant V. THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee On Appeal from the 182nd District Court Harris County, Texas Trial Court Cause No. 1480199 MEMORANDUM OPINION On June 9, 2017, appellant was convicted of aggravated robbery and sentenced to twelve years’ imprisonment. No motion for new trial was filed. Appellant filed a pro se notice of appeal on October 2, 2017. 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 that complies with the requirements of Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 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. Appellant’s notice of appeal was due July 10, 2017, but was not filed until October 2, 2017. We therefore lack jurisdiction to consider this appeal. Accordingly, the appeal is dismissed. PER CURIAM Panel consists of Justices Boyce, Jamison, and Brown. Do Not Publish — Tex. R. App. P. 47.2(b). 2