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2009-UP-422 - State v. Bufkin

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Regal L. Bufkin, Appellant.


Appeal From Florence County
John L. Breeden, Jr., Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2009-UP-422
Submitted September 1, 2009 -  Filed September 3, 2009   


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 Edgar L. Clements, III, of Florence, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Regal L. Bufkin appeals his guilty plea under North Carolina v. Alford, 400 U.S. 25 (1970), for a lewd act on a minor.  Bufkin argues the trial court erred by not ensuring his plea complied with 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 the appeal and grant counsel's motion to be relieved.[1]

APPEAL DISMISSED. 

HUFF, THOMAS, and PIEPER, JJ., concur.


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