Description: Raymond Daniel Huckabee pleaded guilty to the offense of improper relations
with a student and was sentenced to 6 years’ imprisonment, but the sentence was
suspended and Huckabee was placed on community supervision for 6 years. The
State subsequently moved to revoke suspension of the sentence and the trial court
found true one of the State’s allegations of a violation of the conditions of
community supervision. The trial court imposed a sentence of 6 years’ imprisonment
and a $1,000.00 fine.
On appeal, Huckabee’s appointed counsel has filed a motion to withdraw,
along with a brief, stating that the record presents no reversible error and the appeal
is without merit and is frivolous. See Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S. Ct.
Counsel’s brief meets the Anders requirements by presenting a professional
evaluation of the record and supplying us with references to the record and legal
authority. 386 U.S. at 744, 87 S. Ct. at 1400; see also High v. State, 573 S.W.2d 807,
812 (Tex. Crim. App. 1978). Counsel indicates that he has thoroughly reviewed the
record and is unable to advance any grounds of error that warrant reversal. See
Anders, 386 U.S. at 744, 87 S. Ct. at 1400; Mitchell v. State, 193 S.W.3d 153, 155
(Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2006, no pet.).
Counsel advised Huckabee of his right to access the record and provided him
with a form motion for access to the record. Counsel further advised Huckabee of
his right to file a pro se response to the Anders brief. Huckabee did not request access
to the record and did not file a pro se response.
We have independently reviewed the entire record in this appeal, and we
conclude that no reversible error exists in the record, there are no arguable grounds
for review, and the appeal is frivolous. See Anders, 386 U.S. at 744, 87 S. Ct. at 1400
(emphasizing that reviewing court—and not counsel—determines, after full
examination of proceedings, whether appeal is wholly frivolous); Garner v. State,
300 S.W.3d 763, 767 (Tex. Crim. App. 2009) (reviewing court must determine
whether arguable grounds for review exist); Bledsoe v. State, 178 S.W.3d 824, 826–
27 (Tex. Crim. App. 2005) (same); Mitchell, 193 S.W.3d at 155 (reviewing court
determines whether arguable grounds exist by reviewing entire record). We note that
an appellant may challenge a holding that there are no arguable grounds for appeal
by filing a petition for discretionary review in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
See Bledsoe, 178 S.W.3d at 827 & n.6.
Outcome: We affirm the judgment of the trial court and grant counsel’s motion to
withdraw.1 Attorney James H. Kreimeyer must immediately send Huckabee the
required notice and file a copy of the notice with the Clerk of this Court. See TEX. R. APP. P. 6.5(c).