Anthony Rodriguez v. The State of Texas Appeal from 379th Judicial District Court of Bexar County (memorandum opinion per curiam)

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Fourth Court of Appeals San Antonio, Texas MEMORANDUM OPINION No. 04-18-00759-CR Anthony RODRIGUEZ, Appellant v. The STATE of Texas, Appellee From the 379th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, Texas Trial Court No. 2018CR4054 Honorable Ron Rangel, Judge Presiding PER CURIAM Sitting: Irene Rios, Justice Beth Watkins, Justice Liza A. Rodriguez, Justice Delivered and Filed: January 9, 2019 DISMISSED Pursuant to a plea-bargain agreement, appellant pleaded guilty to indecency with a child by contact and prohibited sexual conduct (incest). The trial court assessed a punishment of two terms of imprisonment for twenty years and ten years, respectively, with the sentences to run concurrently. On September 24, 2018, the trial court signed a certification of defendant’s right to appeal stating that this “is a plea-bargain case, and the defendant has NO right of appeal.” See TEX. R. APP. P. 25.2(a)(2). After appellant filed a notice of appeal, the trial court clerk sent copies of 04-18-00759-CR the certification and notice of appeal to this court. See id. 25.2(e). The clerk’s record, which includes the trial court’s Rule 25.2(a)(2) certification, has been filed. See id. 25.2(d). “In a plea bargain case . . . a defendant may appeal only: (A) those matters that were raised by written motion filed and ruled on before trial, or (B) after getting the trial court’s permission to appeal.” Id. 25.2(a)(2). The clerk’s record, which contains a written plea bargain, establishes the punishment assessed by the trial court does not exceed the punishment recommended by the prosecutor and agreed to by the defendant. See id. The clerk’s record does not include a written motion filed and ruled upon before trial; nor does it indicate that the trial court gave its permission to appeal. See id. The trial court’s certification, therefore, appears to accurately reflect that this is a plea-bargain case and that appellant does not have a right to appeal. We must dismiss an appeal “if a certification that shows the defendant has the right of appeal has not been made part of the record.” Id. 25.2(d). We, therefore, warned appellant that this appeal would be dismissed pursuant to Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 25.2(d), unless an amended trial court certification showing that he had the right to appeal was made part of the appellate record. See TEX. R. APP. P. 25.2(d), 37.1; Daniels v. State, 110 S.W.3d 174 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2003, order). No such amended trial court certification has been filed. Furthermore, appellant’s court-appointed appellate counsel has filed a response acknowledging that this appeal must be dismissed. 1 Accordingly, this appeal is dismissed pursuant to Rule 25.2(d). PER CURIAM Do not publish 1 The clerk’s record shows that counsel first tried to obtain the trial court’s permission to appeal but was unsuccessful. -2-