Court of Appeals of Texas, Fourth District, San AntonioFeb 21, 2007
No. 04-07-00034-CR (Tex. App. Feb. 21, 2007)

No. 04-07-00034-CR

Delivered and Filed February 21, 2007. DO NOT PUBLISH.

Appeal from 379th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, Texas, Trial Court No. 2006-CR-6060, Honorable Bert Richardson, Judge Presiding. DISMISSED




Pursuant to a plea-bargain agreement, Rudy Arce pled guilty to attempted burglary of a habitation with intent to commit theft and was sentenced to five years and a $1,200 fine in accordance with the terms of his plea-bargain agreement. On January 5, 2007, the trial court signed a certification of defendant's right to appeal stating that this "is a plea-bargain case, and the defendant has NO right of appeal." See Tex. R. App. P. 25.2(a)(2). After Arce filed a notice of appeal, the trial court clerk sent copies of the certification and notice of appeal to this court. See id. 25.2(e). The clerk's record, which includes the trial court's rule 25.2(a)(2) certification, has been filed. See id. 25.2(d). "In a plea bargain case . . . a defendant may appeal only: (A) those matters that were raised by written motion filed and ruled on before trial, or (B) after getting the trial court's permission to appeal." Tex. R. App. P. 25.2(a)(2). The clerk's record, which contains a written plea bargain, establishes the punishment assessed by the court does not exceed the punishment recommended by the prosecutor and agreed to by the defendant. See id. 25.2(a)(2). The clerk's record does not include a written motion filed and ruled upon before trial; nor does it indicate that the trial court gave its permission to appeal. The trial court's certification, therefore, appears to accurately reflect that this is a plea-bargain case and that Arce does not have a right to appeal. We must dismiss an appeal "if a certification that shows the defendant has the right of appeal has not been made part of the record." Id. 25.2(d). We, therefore, warned Arce that this appeal would be dismissed pursuant to Texas Rule of Appellate Procedure 25.2(d), unless an amended trial court certification showing that he had the right to appeal was made part of the appellate record. See Tex. R. App. P. 25.2(d), 37.1; Daniels v. State, 110 S.W.3d 174 (Tex.App.-San Antonio 2003, order). No such amended trial court certification has been filed. This appeal is, therefore, dismissed pursuant to rule 25.2(d). DISMISSED.