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2005-UP-243 - State v. Goodson

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,

v.

Yolanda Goodson,        Appellant.


Appeal From Greenville County
John C. Few, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2005-UP-243
Submitted April 1, 2005 – Filed April 6, 2005


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, 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 Robert M. Ariail, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  On January 7, 2004, Yolanda Goodson pled guilty to four counts of forgery, one count of bank fraud, and one count of obtaining money under false pretenses.  She was sentenced to concurrent sentences of ten years suspended upon service of six years with five years probation for forgery; five years for bank fraud; and ten years suspended to six years for obtaining property by false pretenses.  Goodson appeals, arguing her guilty plea did not comply with the mandates set forth in Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969).  On appeal, counsel for Goodson has filed a brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), asserting that there are no meritorious grounds for appeal and requesting permission to withdraw from further representation.  Goodson has not filed a pro se response. 

After a thorough 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.

APPEAL DISMISSED. [1]

ANDERSON, BEATTY and SHORT, JJ., concur.


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