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2007-UP-275 - State v. Finch

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.

Profit Julious Finch, Appellant.


Appeal From Richland County
 John  L.  Breeden, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2007-UP-275
Submitted June 1, 2007 – Filed June 6, 2007


APPEAL DISMISSED


Chief Attorney Joseph L. Savitz, III, South Carolina Commission of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, Office of the Attorney General, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Warren Blair Giese, of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Profit Finch entered a guilty plea to felony driving under the influence resulting in death.  He was sentenced to twelve years imprisonment.  He appeals. 

Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), counsel for Finch attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating he had reviewed the record and concluded Finch’s appeal is without legal merit sufficient to warrant a new trial.  Finch did not file a separate pro se response.

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] Finch’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

ANDERSON, HUFF, and BEATTY, JJ., concur.


[1]  Because oral argument would not aid the court in resolving the issues on appeal, we decide this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.