In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Barry Anthony Hamer,        Appellant.

Appeal From Florence County
James E. Brogdon, Jr., Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-496†
Submitted June 9, 2003 Ė Filed August 26, 2003


Assistant Appellate Defender Tara S. Taggart, Office of Appellate Defense, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia;† and Solicitor Edgar Lewis Clements, III, of Florence, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Barry Anthony Hamer appeals from his guilty plea to armed robbery and two counts of assault and battery with intent to kill.† He contends the circuit court erred by accepting his guilty plea without properly advising him of the sentencing consequences he faced.† Hamerís counsel attached to the brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating she had reviewed the record and concluded Hamerís appeal lacks merit.† After a thorough review of the record and counselís brief 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] Hamerís appeal and grant counselís motion to be relieved.


HEARN, C.J., CONNOR and ANDERSON, JJ., concur.

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