JAMES CODY SULLIVAN APPELLANT v. THE STATE OF TEXAS APPELLEE

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Court of Appeals of Texas, Amarillo.

JAMES CODY SULLIVAN, APPELLANT v. THE STATE OF TEXAS, APPELLEE

NO. 07–10–00324–CR

Decided: November 15, 2011

Before QUINN, C.J., and HANCOCK and PIRTLE, JJ.

MEMORANDUM OPINION

Appellant, James Cody Sullivan, pleaded guilty to forgery of a financial instrument, a state jail felony, and was sentenced to two years in a State Jail Facility (SJF), however the term of confinement was suspended and appellant was placed on community supervision for a period of four years.   Thereafter, an agreed order modifying appellant's community supervision was filed that required appellant to complete the program at the Brownfield Regional Treatment Center.   After completion of this program, a second and ultimately, a third order modifying appellant's community supervision were filed.   Finally, the State filed a motion to revoke appellant's community supervision.   At the hearing on the State's motion to revoke community supervision, appellant pleaded “True” to the allegations contained in paragraphs two through five.   After receiving appellant's pleas of “True” and other evidence, the trial court revoked appellant's community supervision and sentenced him to serve two years in a SJF. Appellant has appealed the decision of the trial court to revoke his community supervision.   We affirm.

Appellants attorney has filed an Anders brief and a motion to withdraw.   Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 498 (1967).   In support of his motion to withdraw, counsel certifies that he has diligently reviewed the record, and in his opinion, the record reflects no reversible error upon which an appeal can be predicated.  Id. at 744–45.   In compliance with High v. State, 573 S.W.2d 807, 813 (Tex.Crim.App.1978), counsel has candidly discussed why, under the controlling authorities, there is no error in the trial courts judgment.   Additionally, counsel has certified that he has provided appellant a copy of the Anders brief and motion to withdraw and appropriately advised appellant of his right to file a pro se response in this matter.  Stafford v. State, 813 S.W.2d 503, 510 (Tex.Crim.App.1991).   The court has also advised appellant of his right to file a pro se response.   Appellant has not filed a response.

By his Anders brief, counsel raised a ground that could possibly support an appeal, but concludes the appeal is frivolous.   We have reviewed this ground and made an independent review of the entire record to determine whether there are any arguable grounds which might support an appeal.   See Penson v. Ohio, 488 U.S. 75, 109 S.Ct. 346, 102 L.Ed.2d 300 (1988);  Bledsoe v. State, 178 S.W.3d 824 (Tex.Crim.App.2005).   We have found no such arguable grounds and agree with counsel that the appeal is frivolous.

Accordingly, counsels motion to withdraw is hereby granted and the trial courts judgment is affirmed.1

FOOTNOTES

FN1. Counsel shall, within five days after this opinion is handed down, send his client a copy of the opinion and judgment, along with notification of appellants right to file a pro se petition for discretionary review.   See Tex.R.App. P. 48.4..  FN1. Counsel shall, within five days after this opinion is handed down, send his client a copy of the opinion and judgment, along with notification of appellants right to file a pro se petition for discretionary review.   See Tex.R.App. P. 48.4.

Mackey K. Hancock Justice

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