Date Submitted: February 8, 2007.
Decided: March 20, 2007. DO NOT PUBLISH.
On Appeal from the 188th Judicial District Court. Gregg County, Texas. Trial Court No. 34,468-A.
Before MORRISS, C.J., CARTER and MOSELEY, JJ.
After pleading guilty before a jury to the offense of aggravated assault on a public servant, David W. Sessions was assessed punishment at sixty years' confinement and a fine of $10,000.00. In his appeal, Sessions avers the trial court erred in denying his prose motion to dismiss his appointed counsel. We affirm the judgment of the trial court. This offense occurred on February 14, 2006. Jerry Scott was appointed to represent Sessions on March 31, 2006. A grand jury indictment was presented against Sessions on June 7, 2006. Arraignment was waived on June 30, 2006, at which time a pretrial hearing was set for July 21, 2006. Scott filed numerous pretrial motions for Sessions on July 3, 2006. An agreed order regarding the pretrial motions was entered by the trial court on July 10, 2006. On August 21, 2006, the trial court began seating a panel to select a jury in this case. Immediately before voir dire examination was to begin, counsel for Sessions advised the trial court that Sessions had a written motion to present to the court asking that counsel be dismissed and requesting new counsel. Sessions addressed the court and stated he was dissatisfied with his counsel. The trial court stated that the court had received the motion and denied it. A jury was selected that day, and the trial was conducted on August 23, 2006.