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2012-UP-340 - Brown v. State

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THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
In The Court of Appeals

Michael T. Brown, Petitioner,

v.

State of South Carolina, Respondent.


Appeal From Laurens County
Brooks P. Goldsmith, Circuit Court Judge
D. Garrison Hill, Circuit Court Judge


Unpublished Opinion No.  2012-UP-340
Submitted May 1, 2012 – Filed May 30, 2012


APPEAL DISMISSED


Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, of Columbia, for Petitioner.

Attorney General Alan Wilson, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General Salley W. Elliott, and Assistant Attorney General Jennifer A. Kinzeler, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Petitioner seeks a writ of certiorari from the denial of his application for post-conviction relief.  Respondent consents to Petitioner's request for a belated direct appeal.  Accordingly, we grant the petition for a writ of certiorari and proceed with a review of the direct appeal issues pursuant to Davis v. State, 288 S.C. 290, 342 S.E.2d 60 (1986), and White v. State, 263 S.C. 110, 208 S.E.2d 35 (1974).

Petitioner appeals his convictions of distribution of crack cocaine and conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine, arguing the circuit court erred in instructing the jury on reasonable doubt.  Petitioner also asserts numerous pro se issues.  After a thorough review of the record and all 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[1] Petitioner's appeal and grant counsel's motion to be relieved.

APPEAL DISMISSED.

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


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