Kenneth Peter Johnson, Appellant v. The State of Texas, Appellee

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Court of Appeals of Texas, Austin.

Kenneth Peter Johnson, Appellant v. The State of Texas, Appellee

NO. 03–11–00181–CR

Decided: August 25, 2011

Before Chief Justice Jones, Justices Pemberton and Henson

M E M O R A N D U M O P I N I O N

Appellant's brief was due in this Court on June 16, 2011.   On July 8, we notified appellant's counsel that appellant's brief was overdue and that if we did not receive a satisfactory response from counsel on or before July 18, 2011, a hearing before the district court pursuant to Tex.R.App. P. 38.8(b) would be ordered.   To date, appellant's brief has not been filed, nor have we received a response from counsel.

We therefore abate the cause and remand it to the district court to hold a hearing in accordance with rule 38.8 of the rules of appellate procedure.   Tex.R.App. P. 38.8(b)(2), (3).   The district court shall hold a hearing immediately to determine whether appellant still wishes to prosecute his appeal, whether appellant is indigent, and whether counsel has abandoned the appeal.   See id.   If appellant desires to appeal and is indigent, the district court should make appropriate orders to ensure that appellant is adequately represented on appeal.   See id.   Following the hearing, the district court should order the appropriate supplementary clerk's and reporter's records to be prepared and forwarded to this Court no later than September 26, 2011.   See id.

Abated

PER CURIAM

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