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In re Andre Jones
Case Number: 01-19-01011-CR
Judge: PER CURIAM
Panel consists of Justices Keyes, Goodman, and Countiss.
Court: Court of Appeals For The First District of Texas
Plaintiff's Attorney: Daniel C. McCrory
The Honorable Kim K Ogg
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Relator, Andre Jones, acting pro se, has filed a document with this Court
entitled as an “Application for a Writ of Habeas Corpus.”1 In criminal matters, this
Court’s habeas corpus jurisdiction is appellate only, and we do not have original
habeas corpus jurisdiction. See Ex parte Denby, 627 S.W.2d 435, 435 (Tex. App.—
Houston [1st Dist.] 1981, orig. proceeding); see also Chavez v. State, 132 S.W.3d
509, 510 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2004, no pet.) (citing TEX. GOV’T CODE §
22.221) (“A court of appeals does not have original habeas corpus jurisdiction in
felony cases.”). We lack jurisdiction over this attempt to seek habeas relief directly
from this Court. See Ater v. Eighth Court of Appeals, 802 S.W.2d 241, 243 (Tex.
Crim. App. 1991).
Outcome: Accordingly, we dismiss the habeas corpus petition for want of jurisdiction.