THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE. IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 239(d)(2), SCACR.
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Supreme Court
Anthony Hopkins, Petitioner,
State of South Carolina, Respondent.
Appeal from Richland County
J. Ernest Kinard, Jr., Circuit Court Judge
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI
Memorandum Opinion No. 2004-MO-014
Submitted March 17, 2004 - Filed April 8, 2004
Robert M. Pachak, of South Carolina Office of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for petitioner.
Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General B. Allen Bullard, and Assistant Attorney General David Spencer, all of Columbia, for respondent.
PER CURIAM: After careful consideration, we dismiss the writ as improvidently granted. See Wolfe v. State, 326 S.C. 158, 485 S.E.2d 367 (1997) (defendant who pleads guilty on advice of counsel must show counsel was ineffective).
TOAL, C.J., MOORE, WALLER, BURNETT and PLEICONES, JJ., concur.