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2008-UP-190 - State v. Rhinehardt

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.

Phillip Rhinehardt, Appellant.


Appeal From Spartanburg County
 Roger L. Couch , Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-190

Submitted March 4, 2008 – Filed March 18, 2008   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Aileen P. Clare, 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 Harold W. Gowdy, III, of Spartanburg, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Phillip Rhinehardt appeals his guilty plea to first-degree criminal sexual conduct.  On appeal, Rhinehardt maintains his guilty plea 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] Rhinehardt’s appeal and grant counsel’s motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

ANDERSON , SHORT, and THOMAS, JJ., concur.


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