USA v. Douglas Tyler
UNPUBLISHED OPINION FILED. [11-50731 Dismissed as Frivolous] Judge: TMR , Judge: JES , Judge: ECP Mandate pull date is 05/16/2012 for Appellant Douglas Craig Tyler; granting motion to withdraw as counsel filed by Mr. John Richard Donahue [6952580-2]; granting motion leave to file a supplemental document filed by Appellant Mr. Douglas Craig Tyler [7022720-2] [11-50731]
Date Filed: 04/25/2012
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
United States Court of Appeals
FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT
April 25, 2012
Lyle W. Cayce
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
DOUGLAS CRAIG TYLER,
Appeals from the United States District Court
for the Western District of Texas
USDC No. 6:10-CR-298-1
Before REAVLEY, SMITH, and PRADO, Circuit Judges.
The attorney appointed to represent Douglas Tyler has moved for leave to
Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not
be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR.
Date Filed: 04/25/2012
withdraw and has filed a brief in accordance with Anders v. California, 386 U.S.
738 (1967), and United States v. Flores, 632 F.3d 229 (5th Cir. 2011). Tyler has
filed a response.
The record is insufficiently developed to allow consideration of Tyler’s
claim of ineffective assistance of counsel; such a claim generally “cannot be
resolved on direct appeal when the claim has not been raised before the district
court since no opportunity existed to develop the record on the merits of the allegations.” United States v. Cantwell, 470 F.3d 1087, 1091 (5th Cir. 2006) (internal quotation marks and citation omitted). We have reviewed counsel’s brief and
the relevant portions of the record reflected therein and Tyler’s response. We
concur with counsel’s assessment that the appeal presents no nonfrivolous issue
for appellate review.
Accordingly, the motion for leave to withdraw is GRANTED, counsel is
excused from further responsibilities herein, and the APPEAL IS DISMISSED.
See 5TH CIR. R. 42.2. Tyler’s request for appointment of substitute counsel is
DENIED. Cf. United States v. Wagner, 158 F.3d 901, 902-03 (5th Cir. 1998). His
motion for leave to file a supplemental response is GRANTED.
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