Reginald Darnell Hamilton v. The State of TexasAppeal from 20th District Court of Milam County (memorandum opinion )

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TEXAS COURT OF APPEALS, THIRD DISTRICT, AT AUSTIN NO. 03-13-00118-CR NO. 03-13-00119-CR NO. 03-13-00120-CR NO. 03-13-00121-CR Reginald Darnell Hamilton, Appellant v. The State of Texas, Appellee FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF MILAM, 20TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT NOS. CR23,400, CR23,401, CR23,425 & CR23,454 HONORABLE JOHN YOUNGBLOOD, JUDGE PRESIDING MEMORANDUM OPINION Appellant Reginald Darnell Hamilton brings these appeals from his pleas of guilty to four offenses and pleas of true to enhancement paragraphs in his indictments without a plea bargain for punishment. In trial court cause number CR23,400 (appellate cause number 03-13-00118-CR), Hamilton pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of endangering a child, enhanced to a thirddegree felony. See Tex. Penal Code § 22.041. In trial court cause number CR23,401 (appellate cause number 03-13-00119-CR), Hamilton pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of unlawful possession of a firearm, enhanced to a third degree-felony. See id. § 46.04. In trial court cause number CR23,425 (appellate cause number 03-13-00120-CR), Hamilton pleaded guilty to the first-degree felony offense of possession of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams with intent to deliver in a drug-free zone, enhanced by his pleading of true to a prior felony conviction. See Tex. Health & Safety Code § 481.134. In trial court cause number CR23,454 (appellate cause number 03-13-00121-CR), Hamilton pleaded guilty to the state jail felony offense of delivery of a controlled substance less than one gram, enhanced to a third-degree felony. See id. § 481.112. After a hearing, the trial court assessed punishment at ten years imprisonment for the offense of child endangerment, ten years imprisonment for the offense of unlawful possession of a firearm, thirty years imprisonment for the offense of possession of a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams with intent to deliver in a drug-free zone, and ten years imprisonment for the offense of delivery of a controlled substance less than one gram. Hamilton s court-appointed attorney has filed a motion to withdraw supported by a brief addressing each of these appeals and concluding that these appeals are frivolous and without merit. The brief meets the requirements of Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 744 (1967), by presenting a professional evaluation of the record in these causes demonstrating why there are no arguable grounds to be advanced. See id.; see also Penson v. Ohio, 488 U.S. 75, 80 (1988); 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); Jackson v. State, 485 S.W.2d 553, 553 (Tex. Crim. App. 1972); Gainous v. State, 436 S.W.2d 137, 138 (Tex. Crim. App. 1969). Counsel sent a copy of the brief to Hamilton and advised him of his right to examine the appellate record in these causes and to file a pro se brief. See Anders, 386 U.S. at 744. Hamilton did not file a pro se brief and did not request an extension of time to do so. 2 We have reviewed the record in these causes and find no reversible error. See Garner v. State, 300 S.W.3d 763, 766 (Tex. Crim. App. 2009); Bledsoe v. State, 178 S.W.3d 824, 826-27 (Tex. Crim. App. 2005). We agree with counsel that these appeals are frivolous. Counsel s motion to withdraw from these appeals is granted. The judgments of conviction are affirmed. Jeff Rose, Justice Before Justices Puryear, Rose, and Goodwin Affirmed Filed: November 21, 2013 Do Not Publish 3