Michael Miears v. State of Texas--Appeal from 114th District Court of Smith County

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NO. 12-01-00058-CR
IN THE COURT OF APPEALS
TWELFTH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT
TYLER, TEXAS

MICHAEL MIEARS, APPEAL FROM THE 114TH

APPELLANT

 
JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT OF

THE STATE OF TEXAS,

APPELLEE SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS

 

PER CURIAM

Michael Miears ("Appellant") appeals the revocation of his probation and the trial court's assessment of punishment at imprisonment for seven years. Appellant's counsel filed a brief in compliance with Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967) and Gainous v. State, 436 S.W.2d 137 (Tex. Crim. App. 1969). We affirm.

 

Background

On August 11, 1997, Appellant entered a plea of guilty to the allegation of burglary of a habitation. Appellant and his counsel signed all waivers, admonishments, and a written stipulation of evidence, in which Appellant swore that all elements pleaded in the indictment were true. The trial court explained to Appellant deferred adjudicated probation, particularly that, if violation of probation terms were proven, Appellant would be subject to the full range of punishment for the crime for which Appellant was convicted. However, the court did not assess a deferred adjudicated sentence, but rather sentenced Appellant to imprisonment for ten years and fined Appellant $5,000.00. The trial court noted that Appellant had never before been sentenced to imprisonment and was therefore eligible for "shock" probation. Appellant elected to accept the trial court's sentence and waived all of his rights relating to appeal. The trial court retained its jurisdiction in the case and Appellant returned for a shock probation hearing on October 24, 1997. Appellant was granted shock probation and the unserved portion of his ten-year sentence was probated for a period of ten years. Appellant was provided with a copy of the trial court's terms and conditions of probation and signed them.

On December 10, 1998, the State of Texas (the "State") filed an application to revoke community supervision alleging that Appellant had violated one or more of the terms and conditions of his probation. A hearing on the State's application was held on December 18, 1998, but Appellant's probation was not revoked. However, the terms and conditions of Appellant's probation were modified.

On December 6, 2000, the State filed another application to revoke community supervision alleging that Appellant had violated one or more of the terms and conditions of his probation. A hearing was held on January 19, 2001 and Appellant pleaded true, in most instances, to the State's allegations that he had violated multiple terms and conditions of his probation. After argument of counsel, the trial court found all paragraphs in the State's application to be true, revoked Appellant's probation, and assessed Appellant's punishment at imprisonment for seven years. The trial court entered its judgment on January 23, 2001. Appellant filed a pro se notice of appeal on January 24, 2001.

 

Analysis Pursuant to Anders v. California

Appellant's counsel filed a brief in compliance with Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967) and Gainous v. State, 436 S.W.2d 137 (Tex. Crim. App. 1969), stating that he has diligently reviewed the appellate record and is of the opinion that the record reflects no reversible error and that there is no error upon which an appeal can be predicated. He further relates that he is well-acquainted with the facts in this case. In compliance with Anders, Gainous, and High v. State, 573 S.W.2d 807 (Tex. Crim. App. 1978), Appellant's brief presents a chronological summation of the procedural history of the case, and a discussion of the hearing on adjudication, and further states that Appellant's counsel is unable to raise any arguable issues for appeal. (1) We have likewise reviewed the record for reversible error and have found none.

As required by Stafford v. State, 813 S.W.2d 503 (Tex. Crim. App. 1991), Appellant's counsel has moved for leave to withdraw. We carried the motion for consideration with the merits of the appeal. Having done so and finding no reversible error, Appellant's counsel's motion for leave to withdraw is hereby granted and the trial court's order revoking appellant's probation is affirmed.

 

Opinion delivered January 30, 2002.

Panel consisted of Davis, C.J., Worthen, J., and Griffith, J.

 

( DO NOT PUBLISH)

1. Counsel for Appellant provided Appellant with a copy of this brief and Appellant was given time to file his own brief in this cause. The time for filing such a brief has expired and we have received no pro se brief.