Michael Demond Moss 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. 03-06-00506-CR Michael Demond Moss, Appellant v. The State of Texas, Appellee FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF BELL COUNTY, 264TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT NO. 58824, HONORABLE MARTHA J. TRUDO, JUDGE PRESIDING MEMORANDUM OPINION Appellant Michael Demond Moss pleaded guilty to possessing more than four grams of cocaine with the intent to deliver. See Tex. Health & Safety Code Ann. ยง 481.112(a), (d) (West 2003). The district court adjudged him guilty and imposed a twelve-year prison sentence. Appellant s court-appointed attorney filed a brief concluding that the appeal is frivolous and without merit. The brief meets the requirements of Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), by presenting a professional evaluation of the record 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 brief and was advised of his right to examine the appellate record and to file a pro se brief. No pro se brief has been filed. We have reviewed the record and counsel s brief and agree that the appeal is frivolous and without merit insofar as the conviction and sentence are concerned. The judgment of conviction is modified to delete the order that appellant pay a fine as a condition of parole, as no fine was assessed, and to reflect that the trial court recommends, rather than orders, that appellant pay court costs and attorney fees as a condition of parole. See Bray v. State, 179 S.W.3d 725, 728 (Tex. App. Fort Worth 2005, no pet.). As modified, the judgment of conviction is affirmed. ___________________________________________ Jan P. Patterson, Justice Before Chief Justice Law, Justices Patterson and Puryear Modified and, as Modified, Affirmed Filed: December 13, 2006 Do Not Publish 2