Gatesv.State

State of Texas in the Fourteenth Court of AppealsJul 14, 2015
NO. 14-14-00795-CR (Tex. App. Jul. 14, 2015)

NO. 14-14-00795-CR

07-14-2015

MICHAEL LLOYD GATES, Appellant v. THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee


On Appeal from the 182nd District Court Harris County, Texas
Trial Court Cause No. 1396498


MEMORANDUM OPINION

Appellant appeals his conviction for aggravated sexual assault of a child under the age of fourteen. Appellant's appointed counsel 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 (1967), by presenting a professional evaluation of the record and demonstrating why there are no arguable grounds to be advanced. See High v. State, 573 S.W.2d 807, 811-13 (Tex. Crim. App. 1978).

A copy of counsel's brief was delivered to appellant. Appellant was advised of the right to examine the appellate record and file a pro se response. See Stafford v. State, 813 S.W.2d 503, 512 (Tex. Crim. App. 1991). Appellant was provided with a form motion for pro se access to the appellate record. See Kelly v. State, 436 S.W.3d 313 (Tex. Crim. App. 2014). As of this date, no pro se response has been filed.

We have carefully reviewed the record and counsel's brief and agree the appeal is wholly frivolous and without merit. Further, we find no reversible error in the record. We are not to address the merits of each claim raised in an Anders brief or a pro se response when we have determined there are no arguable grounds for review. See Bledsoe v. State, 178 S.W.3d 824, 827-28 (Tex. Crim. App. 2005).

Accordingly, the judgment of the trial court is affirmed.

PER CURIAM Panel consists of Justices Christopher, Brown and Wise. Do Not Publish — Tex. R. App. P. 47.2(b).