This is a post-conviction application for a writ of habeas corpus forwarded to this Court pursuant to Article 11.07, § 3, et seq., V.A.C.C.P. Applicant was convicted of the felony offense of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, and punishment was assessed at 4 years confinement. Applicant's direct appeal was dismissed for want of jurisdiction.
Applicant contends, inter alia, that he was denied his right to appeal. The trial court entered findings of fact and conclusions of law recommending that Applicant be granted an out-of-time appeal based on our decision in Bayless v. State, 91 S.W.3d 801 (Tex. Crim. App. 2002). We agree.
Habeas corpus relief is granted and Applicant is granted an out-of-time appeal from his conviction in cause number 007834 from the 390th District Court of Travis County. The proper remedy in a case such as this is to return Applicant to the point at which he can give notice of appeal. For purposes of the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, all time limits shall be calculated as if the conviction had been entered on the day that the mandate of this Court issues. We hold that Applicant, should he desire to pursue an appeal, must take affirmative steps to see that notice of appeal is given within thirty days after the mandate of this Court has issued.
Applicant's remaining claims are dismissed. See Ex parte Torres, 943 S.W.2d 469 (Tex. Crim. App. 1997).
DO NOT PUBLISH
DELIVERED: November 19, 2003