Benjamin Sanchez, Appellant v. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Appellee

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Court of Appeals of Texas, Austin.

Benjamin Sanchez, Appellant v. Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Appellee

NO. 03-10-00249-CV

Decided: March 24, 2011

Before Justices Puryear, Henson and Goodwin

M E M O R A N D U M O P I N I O N

Benjamin Sanchez appeals the district court's order terminating his parental rights to his minor child, J.S. Sanchez's court-appointed attorney filed a brief concluding that the appeal is 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 demonstrating why there are no arguable grounds to be advanced.   See also Taylor v. Texas Dep't of Protective & Regulatory Servs., 160 S.W.3d 641, 646-47 (Tex.App.-Austin 2005, pet. denied) (applying Anders procedure in appeal from termination of parental rights).   Counsel has certified to this Court that he provided Sanchez with a copy of the Anders brief, along with a notice, in both English and Spanish, advising Sanchez of his right to examine the appellate record and to file a pro se brief.1  No pro se brief has been filed.

We have reviewed the record and counsel's brief and agree that the appeal is frivolous and without merit.   We find nothing in the record that might arguably support the appeal.   See Bledsoe v. State, 178 S.W.3d 824, 826-27 (Tex.Crim.App.2005).   Counsel's motion to withdraw is granted.

The order of termination is affirmed.

FOOTNOTES

FN1. At trial, Sanchez testified in Spanish with the aid of an interpreter..  FN1. At trial, Sanchez testified in Spanish with the aid of an interpreter.

Diane M. Henson, Justice

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