Raymond Walton v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 264th District Court of Bell County

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TEXAS COURT OF APPEALS, THIRD DISTRICT, AT AUSTIN NO. 03-05-00047-CR NO. 03-05-00048-CR Raymond Walton, Appellant v. The State of Texas, Appellee FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF BELL COUNTY, 264TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT NOS. 55354 & 55355, HONORABLE MARTHA J. TRUDO, JUDGE PRESIDING MEMORANDUM OPINION In these causes, appellant Raymond Walton pleaded guilty to engaging in organized criminal activity for the purpose of committing burglary of a habitation and arson. See Tex. Pen. Code Ann. ยง 71.02 (West Supp. 2004-05). The trial court imposed prison sentences of thirty and forty years. Appellant s court-appointed attorney filed briefs concluding that the appeals are frivolous and without merit. The briefs meet the requirements of Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), by presenting a professional evaluation of the records demonstrating why there are no arguable grounds to be advanced. See also Penson v. Ohio, 488 U.S. 75 (1988); High v. State, 573 S.W.2d 807 (Tex. Crim. App. 1978); Currie v. State, 516 S.W.2d 684 (Tex. Crim. App. 1974); Jackson v. State, 485 S.W.2d 553 (Tex. Crim. App. 1972); Gainous v. State, 436 S.W.2d 137 (Tex. Crim. App. 1969). Appellant received a copy of counsel s briefs and was advised of his right to examine the appellate records and to file a pro se brief. No pro se brief has been filed. We have reviewed the records and counsel s briefs and agree that the appeals are frivolous and without merit. We find nothing in the records that might arguably support the appeals. Counsel s motions to withdraw are granted. The judgments of conviction are affirmed. __________________________________________ Jan P. Patterson, Justice Before Chief Justice Law, Justices Patterson and Puryear Affirmed Filed: July 12, 2005 Do Not Publish 2