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2005-UP-231 - State v. Sebastian
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals


The State,        Respondent,

v.

John F. Sebastian,        Appellant.


Appeal From Lexington County
James R. Barber, III, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2005-UP-231
Submitted April 1, 2005 – Filed April 6, 2005


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Eleanor Duffy Cleary, of Columbia, for Appellant.

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


PER CURIAM:  John F. Sebastian pled guilty to leaving the scene of an accident involving death, driving under suspension (DUS), second offense, and being a habitual traffic offender.  He was sentenced to twenty-two years for leaving the scene of an accident involving death, sixty days for DUS, and five years for being a habitual traffic offender, to be served concurrently.  Sebastian’s appellate counsel filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967).  Counsel additionally submitted a petition to be relieved from representation, asserting there are no directly appealable issues of arguable merit.  Sebastian did not file a pro se response with the Court.

After a review of the record pursuant to Anders 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.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED.

ANDERSON, BEATTY, and SHORT, JJ., concur.


[1] We decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.