Charles R. Branch v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 277th District Court of Williamson County

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TEXAS COURT OF APPEALS, THIRD DISTRICT, AT AUSTIN NO. 03-06-00522-CR Charles R. Branch, Appellant v. The State of Texas, Appellee FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY, 277TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT NO. 84-409-K, HONORABLE WILLIAM S. LOTT, JUDGE PRESIDING MEMORANDUM OPINION Charles R. Branch seeks to appeal a judgment of conviction for delivery of methamphetamine. Sentence was imposed on May 2, 2006, after which appellant s counsel filed a timely motion for new trial. On August 23, 2006, Branch filed in the district court a pro se motion to dismiss his attorney and for appointment of new counsel on appeal. There was no notice of appeal. Even if Branch s pro se motion regarding counsel is treated as a notice of appeal, it was untimely. See Tex. R. App. P. 26.2(a)(2). Under the circumstances, we lack jurisdiction to dispose of the purported appeal in any manner other than by dismissing it for want of jurisdiction. See Slaton v. State, 981 S.W.2d 208 (Tex. Crim. App. 1998); Olivo v. State, 918 S.W.2d 519, 522-23 (Tex. Crim. App. 1996). The appeal is dismissed. __________________________________________ Jan P. Patterson, Justice Before Chief Justice Law, Justices Patterson and Puryear Dismissed for Want of Jurisdiction Filed: September 12, 2006 Do Not Publish 2