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2007-UP-432 - State v. West

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In the Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Josh West, Appellant.


Appeal From Williamsburg County
Howard P. King, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-432
Submitted October 1, 2007 – Filed October 9, 2007   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Eleanor Duffy Cleary, 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 C. Kelly Jackson, of Sumter, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Josh West appeals his guilty pleas to armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a crime of violence.  He maintains his guilty pleas were not intelligent and voluntary because the judge advised him of these rights in a cursory manner, failing to convey the importance of these rights and therefore, his guilty pleas failed to conform to the mandates set forth in Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969).  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] West’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HEARN, C.J., HUFF and KITTREDGE, JJ., concur.


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