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2004-UP-298 - State v. Ramirez

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 Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Miguel Ramirez, Appellant.


Appeal From Saluda County
 William P. Keesley, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2004-UP-298
Submitted February 20, 2004 – Filed May 5, 2004


APPEAL DISMISSED


Chief Attorney Daniel T. Stacey, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Donald V. Myers, of Lexington, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Miguel Ramirez (Appellant) entered pleas under North Carolina v. Alford, 400 U.S. 25 (1970) to felony charges of driving under the influence (DUI) causing death and DUI causing bodily injury.  He was sentenced to twenty-five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for the charge involving death and a consecutive fifteen years and a fine of $5,000 for the bodily injury charge.

On appeal, counsel for Appellant has filed a final brief along with a petition to be relieved as counsel.  Appellant has filed a pro se response.  After a thorough review of the record pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967) and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we dismiss the appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.              

APPEAL DISMISSED. [1]

GOOLSBY, HOWARD, and KITTREDGE, JJ., concur.


[1]   This case is decided without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.