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2008-UP-344 - In the Interest of Edward Harold J.

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 Edward Harold J., a Minor under the Age of Seventeen, Appellant.


Appeal From Lexington County
 Richard W. Chewning, III, Family Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2008-UP-344
Submitted July 1, 2008 – Filed July 9, 2008   


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, 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 Donald V. Myers, of Lexington, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Edward Harold J. pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree burglary and one count of grand larceny.  He appeals, arguing his guilty plea failed to comply with the mandates set forth in In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967).  Specifically, he maintains the circuit court erred by failing to advise him of his right to cross-examine the State’s witnesses.  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] Edward Harold J.’s appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved. 

APPEAL DISMISSED.

HEARN, C.J., CURETON and GOOLSBY, A.J.J., concur.


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