Steaven Ray Williams v. State of Texas--Appeal from 184th District Court of Harris CountyAnnotate this Case
IN THE COURT OF APPEALS
TWELFTH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT
STEAVEN RAY WILLIAMS
A/K/A STEVEN WILLIAMS,
APPEAL FROM THE 184TH
JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT OF
THE STATE OF TEXAS,
HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS
Appellant Steaven Williams ("Appellant") pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a motor vehicle pursuant to a plea agreement and was placed on deferred adjudication probation. Appellant was subsequently arrested in Harris County and indicted for aggravated robbery. After his arrest, Appellant gave a written statement in which he admitted his role in the crime. The State then filed a motion to adjudicate guilt in the unauthorized use of a vehicle case, based in part on Appellant's participation in the robbery. In both cases, Appellant filed a motion to suppress his written statement, which the trial court denied after a hearing. Appellant subsequently pleaded true to the allegations in the motion to adjudicate guilt and nolo contendere to aggravated robbery. Both pleas were entered pursuant to a plea bargain and were expressly conditioned on Appellant's right to appeal the trial court's ruling on the motion to suppress.
On original submission to this court, Appellant challenged the denial of his motion to suppress. We held that the trial court erred in denying the motion to suppress and that the error affected Appellant's substantial rights. We therefore reversed the judgment of the trial court and remanded the cause for further proceedings. Williams v. State, No. 12-01-00126-CR, 2002 WL 59247 (Tex. App.- Tyler Jan. 16, 2002).
The State filed a petition for discretionary review contending that this court lacked jurisdiction to consider the merits of the appeal in this cause. The court of criminal appeals granted the State's petition on that ground, vacated this court's judgment, and remanded with instructions to dismiss this appeal. Accordingly, this appeal is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.
Opinion delivered August 7, 2002.
Panel consisted of Gohmert, Jr., C.J., Worthen, J., and Griffith, J.
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