Supreme Court Seal
South Carolina
JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT
Site Map | Feedback
2009-UP-593 - The State v. Harold Griffin

THIS OPINION HAS NO PRECEDENTIAL VALUE.  IT SHOULD NOT BE CITED OR RELIED ON AS PRECEDENT IN ANY PROCEEDING EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BY RULE 268(d)(2), SCACR.

THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Harold Griffin, Appellant.


Appeal From Chesterfield County
Paul M. Burch, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.   2009-UP-593
Submitted December 1, 2009 – Filed December 15, 2009


AFFIRMED


Appellate Defender Elizabeth A. Franklin-Best, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, and Senior Assistant Attorney General Norman Mark Rapoport, all of  Columbia; and Solicitor Jay Hodge, Jr., of Cheraw, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Harold Griffin appeals his guilty pleas for possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of cocaine.  On appeal, Griffin maintains the plea court abused its discretion in accepting his guilty pleas because due to health problems, he will not survive the duration of his sentences.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b), SCACR, and the following authorities: State v. McKinney, 278 S.C. 107, 108, 292 S.E.2d 598, 599 (1982) (stating that absent a timely objection at a plea proceeding, the sufficiency of a guilty plea can be attacked only through the more appropriate channel of post-conviction relief); State v. Lee, 350 S.C. 125, 130, 564 S.E.2d 372, 375 (Ct. App. 2002) (explaining an issue must be raised to and ruled upon by the trial court to be preserved for appellate review). 

AFFIRMED.

HUFF, J., GEATHERS, J., and CURETON, A.J., concur.


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