David Jacob Garcia 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. 03-05-00752-CR David Jacob Garcia, Appellant v. The State of Texas, Appellee FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF WILLIAMSON COUNTY, 277TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT NO. 05-1075-K277, HONORABLE KEN ANDERSON, JUDGE PRESIDING MEMORANDUM OPINION Appellant’s brief was originally due March 23, 2006. The time for filing was extended to May 22, 2006, on counsel’s motion. On June 9, 2006, no brief having been filed, this Court ordered appellant’s attorney, Mr. John R. Duer, to file a brief on appellant’s behalf no later than June 30, 2006. Counsel did not file a brief as ordered. The appeal is abated. The district court shall conduct a hearing to determine whether Mr. Duer, the attorney it appointed, has abandoned the appeal. Tex. R. App. P. 38.8(b)(2). The court shall make appropriate findings and recommendations. If necessary, the court shall appoint substitute counsel who will effectively represent appellant on appeal. A record from this hearing, including copies of all findings and orders and a transcription of the court reporter’s notes, shall be forwarded to the Clerk of this Court for filing as a supplemental record no later than August 11, 2006. Rule 38.8(b)(3). David Puryear, Justice Before Justices B. A. Smith, Puryear and Waldrop Filed: July 28, 2006 Do Not Publish 2