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Court of Appeals of Texas, First District, HoustonSep 18, 2003
No. 01-02-01071-CR (Tex. App. Sep. 18, 2003)

No. 01-02-01071-CR

Opinion issued September 18, 2003. DO NOT PUBLISH. Tex.R.App.P. 47.2(b).

On Appeal from the 339th District Court, Harris County, Texas, Trial Court Cause No. 895124.

Panel consists of Justices HEDGES, NUCHIA, and HIGLEY.


Appellant, Sarah Chapa, pleaded guilty to theft in an aggregated amount of over two hundred thousand dollars, and the trial court assessed punishment at confinement for 18 years. We affirm. Appellant's court-appointed counsel filed a brief concluding that the appeal is wholly frivolous and without merit. The brief meets the requirements of Anders v. California , 386 U.S. 738, 744, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 1400 (1967), by presenting a professional evaluation of the record and demonstrating why there are no arguable grounds of error to be advanced. See High v. State , 573 S.W.2d 807, 811 (Tex.Crim.App. 1978); Moore v. State , 845 S.W.2d 352, 353 (Tex.App.-Houston [1st Dist.] 1992, pet. ref'd). The brief states that a copy was delivered to appellant, whom counsel advised by letter of her right to examine the appellate record and file a pro se brief. See Stafford v. State , 813 S.W.2d 503, 510 (Tex.Crim.App. 1991). More than 30 days have passed, and appellant has not filed a pro se brief. We have carefully reviewed the record and counsel's brief. We find no reversible error in the record, and agree that the appeal is wholly frivolous. We affirm the judgment of the trial court.

Counsel has a duty to inform appellant of the result of this appeal and also to inform appellant that she may, on her own, pursue discretionary review in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. See Ex parte Wilson, 956 S.W.2d 25, 27 (Tex.Crim.App. 1997).