Gonzales
v.
State

COURT OF APPEALS THIRTEENTH DISTRICT OF TEXAS CORPUS CHRISTI - EDINBURGJun 18, 2018
NUMBER 13-18-00220-CR (Tex. App. Jun. 18, 2018)

NUMBER 13-18-00220-CR

06-18-2018

ISRAEL GONZALES, Appellant, v. THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee.


On Appeal from the 156th District Court of Bee County, Texas.

ORDER OF ABATEMENT

Before Justices Contreras, Longoria, and Hinojosa
Order
Per Curiam

Appellant, Israel Gonzales, has filed a notice of appeal with this Court from his conviction in trial court cause number B-17-2164-0-CR-B. The trial court's certification of the defendant's right to appeal shows that the defendant does not have the right to appeal. See TEX. R. APP. P. 25.2(a)(2).

On April 23, 2018, we ordered appellant's counsel, Charles Manning, to, within thirty days, review the record and advise this Court as to whether appellant has a right to appeal. See TEX. R. APP. P. 44.3, 44.4. No response to this Court's order has been received. Therefore, we abate this appeal and remand this cause to the trial court for a hearing to determine why counsel has failed to comply with this Court's order. The trial court's findings and conclusions shall be included in a supplemental clerk's record. The trial court shall file the supplemental clerk's record and reporter's record, if any, with the Clerk of this Court within thirty days of the date of this order.

If the trial court determines that counsel is unable to represent appellant in this matter, the trial court shall conduct a hearing to determine whether appellant desires to prosecute the appeal, whether appellant is indigent, and whether appellant is entitled to appointed counsel. See Penson v. Ohio, 488 U.S. 75, 83-84 (1988); Stafford v. State, 813 S.W.2d 503, 511 (Tex. Crim. App. 1991). We further direct the trial court to issue findings of fact and conclusions of law regarding these issues. Should the trial court find that appellant desires to pursue this appeal, is indigent, and is entitled to appointed counsel, the trial court shall appoint counsel. If counsel is appointed, the name, address, email address, telephone number, and state bar number of said counsel shall be included in the trial court's findings of fact and conclusions of law.

PER CURIAM Do not publish.
TEX. R. APP. P. 47.2(b). Delivered and filed this The 18th day of June, 2018.