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2007-UP-434 - State v. Sullivan

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.

Larry Joe Sullivan, Appellant.


Appeal From Laurens County
William P. Keesley, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2007-UP-434
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 Jerry W. Peace, of Greenwood, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Larry Joe Sullivan appeals his guilty plea to criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the second degree resulting in a sentence of eighteen years in prison.  He maintains his guilty plea was 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 thus did not comply with  Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1969).  Sullivan also asserts a pro se argument.  After a thorough review of the record, counsel’s brief, and Sullivan’s pro se brief pursuant 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] Sullivan’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.