Marcus Anthony Perkins v. The State of TexasAppeal from County Court at Law No. 6 of Travis County (memorandum opinion )

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TEXAS COURT OF APPEALS, THIRD DISTRICT, AT AUSTIN NO. 03-12-00784-CR Marcus Anthony Perkins, Appellant v. The State of Texas, Appellee FROM THE COUNTY COURT AT LAW NO. 6 OF TRAVIS COUNTY NO. C-1-CR-12-216472, HONORABLE BRANDY MUELLER, JUDGE PRESIDING MEMORANDUM OPINION Appellant filed his notice of appeal on November 30, 2012, the clerk s record was filed on January 2, 2013, and the reporter s record was filed on March 25, 2013. Appellant s brief was therefore due on April 24. See Tex. R. App. P. 38.6(a). On May 8, we sent notice to counsel that the brief was overdue, requesting a response by May 20, but to date, counsel has not responded to our notice or filed the brief. The appeal is therefore abated. The trial court shall conduct a hearing to determine whether appellant still wishes to pursue his appeal, whether appellant is indigent, and whether counsel has abandoned the appeal. See Tex. R. App. P. 38.8(b). The court shall make appropriate findings and recommendations, and a supplemental 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 no later than September 30, 2013. See Tex. R. App. P. 38.8(b)(3). __________________________________________ David Puryear, Justice Before Justices Puryear, Rose and Goodwin Abated Filed: August 9, 2013 Do Not Publish 2