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Date: 08-10-2018

Case Style:

Jeff Martinez v. The State of Texas

Texas First District Court of Appeals

Case Number: 01-18-00225-CR


Court: Texas First District Court of Appeals

Plaintiff's Attorney: The Honorable Kim K Ogg
Daniel C. McCrory

Defendant's Attorney: Cheryl Irvin and Angela L. Cameron

Description: We cannot exercise jurisdiction over an appeal without a timely filed notice
of appeal. See TEX. R. APP. P. 26.2(a); see also Castillo v. State, 369 S.W.3d 196,
198 (Tex. Crim. App. 2012); Olivo v. State, 918 S.W.2d 519, 522 (Tex. Crim. App.
1996). A defendant’s notice of appeal is timely if filed within thirty days after the
date sentence is imposed or suspended in open court or within ninety days after that
date if the defendant timely files a motion for new trial. TEX. R. APP. P. 26.2(a); see
Bayless v. State, 91 S.W.3d 801, 806 (Tex. Crim. App. 2002); Lair v. State, 321
S.W.3d 158, 159 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2010, pet. ref’d). Here, the trial
court imposed sentence and signed the judgment of conviction on October 24, 2017.
The clerk’s record filed in this Court reflects that appellant timely filed a motion for
new trial on November 21, 2017. See TEX. R. APP. P. 21.4(a). Appellant’s notice of
appeal, therefore, was due to be filed no later than January 22, 2018. See TEX. R.
APP. P. 26.2(a)(2); Olivo, 918 S.W.2d at 522. Appellant’s notice of appeal, filed on
March 6, 2018, was untimely to perfect an appeal of the October 24, 2017 judgment
of conviction, and we have no basis for jurisdiction over the appeal. See Olivo, 918
S.W.2d at 522; Lair, 321 S.W.3d at 159.

Outcome: Accordingly, we dismiss the appeal for want of jurisdiction. See TEX. R. APP.
P. 43.2(f). We dismiss all pending motions as moot.

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