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2012-UP-124 - State v. Goodwin

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.

Willie Goodwin, Appellant.


Appeal From Richland County
J. Michelle Childs, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2012-UP-124  
Submitted February 1, 2012 – Filed February 29, 2012


AFFIRMED


Appellate Defender Kathrine H. Hudgins, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, Assistant Attorney General Mark R. Farthing, and Solicitor Daniel E. Johnson, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Willie Goodwin appeals his sentence for five counts of distribution of marijuana, third offense, and one count of failure to stop for a blue light, arguing the plea judge erred in refusing to reconsider the sentence imposed after Goodwin's guilty plea.  Specifically, Goodwin argues the plea judge improperly considered inaccurate and prejudicial remarks made by the State during sentencing.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authorities: State v. Hicks, 377 S.C. 322, 325, 659 S.E.2d 499, 500 (Ct. App. 2008) ("A judge or other sentencing authority is to be accorded very wide discretion in determining an appropriate sentence, and must be permitted to consider any and all information that reasonably might bear on the proper sentence for the particular defendant, given the crime committed."); State v. Barton, 325 S.C. 522, 531, 481 S.E.2d 439, 444 (Ct. App. 1997) ("Absent partiality, prejudice, oppression, or corrupt motive, this [c]ourt lacks jurisdiction to disturb a sentence that is within the limit prescribed by statute.").

AFFIRMED.

PIEPER, KONDUROS, and GEATHERS, JJ., concur.


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