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2012-UP-148 - State v. Kershaw

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

James D. Kershaw, Appellant.


Appeal From Greenville County
Edward W. Miller, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No. 2012-UP-148
Submitted February 1, 2012 – Filed March 7, 2012 


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Kathrine H. Hudgins, of Columbia, and James D. Kershaw, pro se, for Appellant.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, all of Columbia; and Solicitor W. Walter Wilkins, III, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  James D. Kershaw appeals his convictions and sentences for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base within half of a mile of a school, arguing the circuit court improperly punished him for exercising his constitutional right to a trial by jury.  After a thorough review of the record and briefs 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. 

WILLIAMS, THOMAS, and LOCKEMY, JJ., concur.

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