Ephrain Reliford Jr. v. The State of Texas Appeal from 105th District Court of Kleberg County (memorandum opinion)

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NUMBER 13-20-00147-CR COURT OF APPEALS THIRTEENTH DISTRICT OF TEXAS CORPUS CHRISTI - EDINBURG ____________________________________________________________ EPHRAIN RELIFORD, Appellant, v. THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee. ____________________________________________________________ On appeal from the 105th District Court of Nueces County, Texas. ____________________________________________________________ MEMORANDUM OPINION Before Chief Justice Contreras and Justices Longoria and Hinojosa Memorandum Opinion by Justice Longoria Appellant, Ephrain Reliford, attempts to appeal a conviction from the 105th District Court of Nueces County. The trial court has certified that “the defendant has waived the right of appeal.” See TEX. R. APP. P. 25.2(a)(2). On March 17, 2020, this Court notified appellant’s counsel of the trial court’s certification and ordered counsel to: (1) review the record; (2) determine whether appellant has a right to appeal; and (3) forward to this Court, by letter, counsel’s findings as to whether appellant has a right to appeal, or, alternatively, advise this Court as to the existence of any amended certification. On March 27, 2020, counsel filed a letter brief with this Court. Counsel’s response does not establish: (1) that the certification currently on file with this Court is incorrect, or (2) that appellant otherwise has a right to appeal. The Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure provide that an appeal must be dismissed if the trial court’s certification does not show that the defendant has the right of appeal. TEX. R. APP. P. 25.2(d); see TEX. R. APP. P. 37.1, 44.3, 44.4. Accordingly, this appeal is DISMISSED. NORA L. LONGORIA Justice Do not publish. TEX. R. APP. P. 47.2(b). Delivered and filed the 30th day of April, 2020. 2