Pete Garcia v. The State of Texas Appeal from 290th Judicial District Court of Bexar County (memorandum opinion per curiam)

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Fourth Court of Appeals San Antonio, Texas MEMORANDUM OPINION No. 04-18-00935-CR Pete GARCIA, Appellant v. The STATE of Texas, Appellee From the 290th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, Texas Trial Court No. 2018CR2709 Honorable Melisa C. Skinner, Judge Presiding PER CURIAM Sitting: Sandee Bryan Marion, Chief Justice Rebeca C. Martinez, Justice Patricia O. Alvarez, Justice Delivered and Filed: January 30, 2019 DISMISSED The trial court’s certification in this appeal states that “this criminal case is a plea-bargain case, and the defendant has NO right of appeal.” The clerk’s record contains a written plea bargain, and the punishment assessed did not exceed the punishment recommended by the prosecutor and agreed to by the defendant; therefore, the trial court’s certification accurately reflects that the underlying case is a plea-bargain case. See TEX. R. APP. P. 25.2(a)(2). Rule 25.2(d) of the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure provides, “The appeal must be dismissed if a certification that shows the defendant has a right of appeal has not been made part 04-18-00935-CR of the record under these rules.” TEX. R. APP. P. 25.2(d). On December 18, 2019, we ordered that this appeal would be dismissed pursuant to rule 25.2(d) unless an amended trial court certification showing that the appellant has the right of appeal was made part of the appellate record by January 16, 2019. See TEX. R. APP. P. 25.2(d); 37.1; see also Dears v. State, 154 S.W.3d 610 (Tex. Crim. App. 2005); Daniels v. State, 110 S.W.3d 174 (Tex. App.—San Antonio 2003, no pet.). No response was filed. 1 In the absence of an amended trial court certification showing that the appellant has the right of appeal, rule 25.2(d) requires this court to dismiss this appeal. Accordingly, the appeal is dismissed. PER CURIAM DO NOT PUBLISH Although Garcia filed a pro se letter entitled “Explanation and Grounds of Appeal on Negotiated Plea,” Garcia is represented on appeal by appointed counsel. In Texas, appellants do not have a right to hybrid representation. Rudd v. State, 616 S.W.2d 623, 625 (Tex. Crim. App. 1981). Therefore, the letter “present[s] nothing for [this court’s] review.” Id. 1 -2-