In the Matter of M. O.Appeal from 98th District Court of Travis County (memorandum opinion )

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TEXAS COURT OF APPEALS, THIRD DISTRICT, AT AUSTIN NO. 03-12-00328-CV In the Matter of M. O. FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF TRAVIS COUNTY, 98TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT NO. J28,994, HONORABLE W. JEANNE MEURER, JUDGE PRESIDING MEMORANDUM OPINION On May 7, 2012, appellant M.O. admitted in open court to committing robbery on November 14, 2011, and was found by the juvenile court to be a child who had engaged in delinquent conduct. The juvenile court also took notice that appellant had previously been adjudicated delinquent for robbery on August 25, 2009, and for attempted burglary of a habitation on May 6, 2008, and that therefore, appellant was a habitual offender. See Tex. Fam. Code ยง 51.031. The juvenile court ordered a disposition of a twenty-year determinate sentence. Appellant s court-appointed attorney has filed a motion to withdraw as counsel supported by a brief concluding that the appeal is frivolous and without merit. The brief meets the requirements of Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 743-744 (1967), by presenting a professional evaluation of the record demonstrating why there are no arguable grounds to be advanced. See Penson v. Ohio, 488 U.S. 75, 80 (1988); Anders, 386 U.S. at 743-44; High v. State, 573 S.W.2d 807, 811-13 (Tex. Crim. App. 1978); Currie v. State, 516 S.W.2d 684, 684 (Tex. Crim. App. 1974); Gainous v. State, 436 S.W.2d 137, 138 (Tex. Crim. App. 1969). Appellant s attorney sent appellant a copy of the brief and advised him that he had the right to examine the record and file a pro se brief. See Anders, 386 U.S. at 744; Jackson v. State, 485 S.W.2d 553, 553 (Tex. Crim. App. 1972). No pro se brief has been filed. We have conducted our own review of the evidence and the procedures that were observed, and we agree with counsel that the appeal is frivolous and without merit. We grant counsel s motion to withdraw and affirm the adjudication of the juvenile court.1 __________________________________________ David Puryear, Justice Before Justices Puryear, Pemberton and Rose Affirmed Filed: August 13, 2013 1 No substitute counsel will be appointed. Should appellant wish to seek further review of his case by the supreme court, he must either retain an attorney to file a petition for discretionary review or file a pro se petition for discretionary review. See generally Tex. R. App. P. 53-56 (governing proceedings in the Texas Supreme Court); see also Ex parte Valle, 104 S.W.3d 888, 890 (Tex. Crim. App. 2003). Any petition for discretionary review must be filed within forty-five days from the date of either this opinion or the date this Court overrules the last timely motion for rehearing filed. See Tex. R. App. P. 53.7. Any petition for discretionary review should comply with the rules of appellate procedure. See Tex. R. App. P.53.1, 53.2, 53.7. 2