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2007-UP-031 - State v. Howard

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.

Stacy Howard, Appellant.


Appeal From Georgetown County
 J. Michael Baxley, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-031
Submitted January 2, 2007 – Filed January 17, 2007   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Assistant Appellate Defender Tara S. Taggart, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor John Gregory Hembree, of Conway, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Stacy Howard appeals his conviction for criminal contempt of court and six-month sentence to run consecutive to any other punishment.  His counsel contends Howard’s conviction violated his due process rights.  Howard did not file a pro se brief.  After a thorough review of the record and counsel’s brief 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[1] Howard’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

GOOLSBY, STILWELL, and SHORT, JJ., concur.


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