Fernando Arteaga v. The State of Texas--Appeal from 114th District Court of Smith County

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NO. 12-01-00316-CR
IN THE COURT OF APPEALS
TWELFTH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT
TYLER, TEXAS

FERNANDO ARTEAGA,

 
APPEAL FROM THE 114TH

APPELLANT

 

V.

 
JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT OF

THE STATE OF TEXAS,

APPELLEE

 
SMITH COUNTY, TEXASMEMORANDUM OPINION (1)

Fernando Arteaga appeals his conviction for possession of marihuana within 1000 feet of an elementary school. Appellant pleaded guilty and the trial court sentenced him to ten years of confinement and a $5,000.00 fine, both probated. Less than four months later, Appellant pleaded true to the allegations in the State's motion to revoke probation. The trial court found the allegations to be true and assessed punishment at eight years of imprisonment and a $5,000.00 fine.

Appellant's court-appointed attorney filed a brief in which he concludes the appeal is wholly frivolous and without merit. The brief meets the requirements of Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S. Ct. 1396, 18 L. Ed. 2d 493 (1967). The brief presents a professional evaluation of the record showing why, in effect, there are no arguable grounds to advance. See High v. State, 573 S.W.2d 807 (Tex. Crim. App. [Panel Op.] 1978). Counsel delivered a copy of the brief to Appellant. We advised Appellant he has a right to file a pro se response. Appellant, however, did not file a pro se response.

We have reviewed the record and counsel's brief. We agree the appeal is frivolous and without merit. We find nothing in the record that might arguably support the appeal.

We affirm the trial court's judgment and grant counsel's motion to withdraw.

 

Opinion delivered August 14, 2002.

Panel consisted of Gohmert, Jr., C.J., Worthen, J., and Griffith, J.

 
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1. See Tex. R. App. P. 47.1.