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2012-UP-251 - State v. Sanchez

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

The State, Respondent,

v.

Juan Alberto Sanchez, Appellant.


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


Unpublished Opinion No. 2012-UP-251
Submitted April 2, 2012 – Filed April 25, 2012  


AFFIRMED


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

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, and Assistant Attorney General William M. Blitch, Jr., all of Columbia; and Solicitor William B. Rogers, Jr., of Bennettsville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Juan Alberto Sanchez appeals his convictions of larceny and second-degree burglary, arguing the circuit court erred in finding he waived his right to counsel.  We affirm[1] pursuant to Rule 220(b)(1), SCACR, and the following authority: State v. Roberson, 382 S.C. 185, 187, 675 S.E.2d 732, 733 (2009) (stating waiver of the right to counsel can be inferred from a defendant's conduct); id. at 188, 675 S.E.2d at 733-34 (finding a circuit court is not required to warn a defendant of the dangers of self-representation when the defendant fails to appear for trial and never expresses a desire to represent himself).

AFFIRMED.

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


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