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2008-UP-219 - State v. Smalls

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.

Dennis L. Smalls, Jr., Appellant.


Appeal From Berkeley County
  Deadra L. Jefferson, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.2008-UP-219
Submitted April 1, 2008- Filed April 7, 2008   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Attorney General John W. McIntosh, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor Ralph E. Hoisington, of Charleston, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Dennis L. Smalls, Jr., appeals his guilty plea to second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.  On appeal, Smalls maintains his guilty plea was not knowingly and intelligently entered.  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] Smalls’ 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.