ERIC MICHAEL SHINN, APPELLANT v. THE STATE OF TEXAS, APPELLEE
Eric Michael Shinn pleaded guilty to possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility. The trial court sentenced Appellant to imprisonment for four years, to run consecutively to the sentence imposed for a different conviction. Appellant filed a notice of appeal.
The clerk's record has been filed. See TEX. R. APP. P. 25.2(d). The record contains the trial court's certification, which states that this “is a plea-bargain case, and the defendant has NO right of appeal.” The certification further states that Appellant waived the right to appeal. The certification was signed by Appellant and his counsel. See id. The clerk's record also contains a waiver of appeal signed by Appellant, and the record does not otherwise indicate the trial court gave Appellant permission to appeal. See TEX. R. APP. P. 25.2(a)(2).
Based on our review of the clerk's record, the trial court's certification appears to accurately state that Appellant does not have the right to appeal. See Dears v. State, 154 S.W.3d 610 (Tex. Crim. App. 2005) (holding that court of appeals should review clerk's record to determine whether trial court's certification is accurate). This Court must dismiss an appeal “if a certification that shows the defendant has the right of appeal has not been made part of the record.” TEX. R. APP. P. 25.2(d). Accordingly, we dismiss the appeal.
COURT OF APPEALS
TWELFTH COURT OF APPEALS DISTRICT OF TEXAS
SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
ERIC MICHAEL SHINN, Appellant
THE STATE OF TEXAS, Appellee
Appeal from the 159th District Court
of Angelina County, Texas (Tr.Ct.No. 2017-0110)
THIS CAUSE came to be heard on the appellate record; and the same being considered, it is the opinion of this Court that this appeal should be dismissed.
It is therefore ORDERED, ADJUDGED and DECREED by this Court that this appeal be, and the same is, hereby dismissed; and that this decision be certified to the court below for observance.
By per curiam opinion.
Panel consisted of Worthen, C.J., Hoyle, J. and Neeley, J.