DAVID PILAR RODRIGUEZ v. THE STATE OF TEXAS

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Court of Appeals of Texas, El Paso.

DAVID PILAR RODRIGUEZ, Appellant, v. THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee.

No. 08-16-00112-CR

Decided: January 25, 2017

Before McClure, C.J., Rodriguez, and Hughes, JJ.

MEMORANDUM OPINION

David Pilar Rodriguez attempts to appeal his conviction of indecency with a child, enhanced by two prior felony convictions. Appellant waived his right to a jury and entered a negotiated guilty plea. The trial court followed the plea bargain and assessed Appellant's punishment in accordance with the plea agreement at imprisonment for a term of forty years. We dismiss the appeal because the trial court's certification reflects that Appellant waived his right to appeal.

An appeal must be dismissed unless a trial court's certification showing that the defendant has the right of appeal has been made part of the record. TEX.R.APP.P. 25.2(d). The trial court's certification states that “the defendant has waived the right of appeal.” We notified Appellant's counsel that the trial court's certification showed that Appellant waived his right of appeal and asked him to file a response. Counsel filed a detailed response explaining that Appellant entered a negotiated guilty plea and waived the right of appeal. We have reviewed the record and find that the record supports the trial court's certification that Appellant waived the right of appeal. Consequently, we are required to dismiss this appeal. See TEX.R.APP.P. 25.2(d); Chavez v. State, 183 S.W.3d 675, 680 (Tex.Crim.App. 2006). The appeal is dismissed.

ANN CRAWFORD McCLURE, Chief Justice

Hughes, J., not participating

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