O P I N I O N
This is a post-conviction application for a writ of habeas corpus filed pursuant to Article 11.07, V.A.C.C.P. Applicant was convicted of theft and his punishment was assessed at thirty years confinement. This conviction was affirmed, Miller v. State, No. 05-00-00490-CR (Tex. App. -- Dallas, delivered February 7, 2001, no pet.).
Applicant contends that he was denied an opportunity to file a petition for discretionary review because his attorney did not timely notify him that he had thirty days in which to file his petition for discretionary review. The trial court finds that Applicant is entitled to file a petition for discretionary review. Therefore, Applicant is entitled to relief. The proper remedy in a case such as this is to return Applicant to the point at which he can file a petition for discretionary review. He may then follow the proper procedures in order that a meaningful petition for discretionary review may be filed. For purposes of the Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, all time limits shall be calculated as if the Court of Appeals' decision had been rendered on the day the mandate of this Court issues. We hold that should Applicant desire to seek discretionary review, he must take affirmative steps to see that his petition is filed in the Court of Appeals within thirty days after the mandate of this Court has issued.
DELIVERED: November 19, 2003
DO NOT PUBLISH