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2008-UP-030 - In the Interest of Christopher C.

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

In the Interest of Christopher C., A Minor Under the Age of Seventeen Appellant.


Appeal From Dillon County
Timothy L. Brown, Family Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-030
Submitted January 2, 2008 – Filed January 10, 2008


APPEAL DISMISSED


Chief Attorney Joseph L. Savitz, III, South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense, Division of  Appellate Defense, 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 Jay E. Hodge, Jr, of Cheraw, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Christopher C. appeals his no contest pleas for possession of cocaine and unlawful possession of weapon by a minor and sentence of an  indeterminate period not to exceed his twenty-first birthday unless the “Solicitor finds alternative placement.”  Christopher C. argues the family court should not have accepted his plea of no contest because an insufficient factual basis existed to support a finding of guilt.  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] Christopher C.’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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