Grunwald
v.
State

Court of Appeals of Texas, Second District, Fort WorthApr 19, 2007
No. 2-07-041-CR (Tex. App. Apr. 19, 2007)

No. 2-07-041-CR

Delivered: April 19, 2007. DO NOT PUBLISH TEX. R. APP. P. 47.2(b).

Appeal from County Criminal Court No. 2 of Tarrant County.

PANEL D: CAYCE, C.J.; LIVINGSTON and DAUPHINOT, JJ.


MEMORANDUM OPINION

See TEX. R. APP. P. 47.4.


Jack Robert Grunwald is attempting to appeal from his conviction for driving while intoxicated. We dismiss the appeal for want of jurisdiction. The trial court signed the judgment on January 9, 2007. Although appellant filed a motion for new trial, it was not timely. Therefore, appellant's notice of appeal was due February 8, 2007 but was not filed until February 9, 2007. On March 6, 2007, we notified appellant by letter that his appeal was subject to dismissal for want of jurisdiction unless, by March 16, he filed a response showing that his appeal was timely. No response has been filed. Accordingly, we dismiss the appeal for want of jurisdiction.

See TEX. R. APP. P. 26.2(a) (providing that the notice of appeal must be filed within thirty days after sentence is imposed unless the defendant timely files a motion for new trial).

See Olivo v. State, 918 S.W.2d 519, 522 (Tex.Crim.App. 1996) (holding that a timely notice of appeal is necessary to invoke a court of appeals' jurisdiction).

See Slaton v. State, 981 S.W.2d 208, 210 (Tex.Crim.App. 1998) (holding that, if an appeal is not timely, the court of appeals can take no action other than to dismiss the appeal).