In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Daniel Walker,        Appellant.

Appeal from Spartanburg County
Gary E. Clary, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-505
Submitted May 30, 2003 – Filed August 27, 2003


Assistant Appellate Defender Robert M. Pachak, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, of Columbia, Harold W. Gowdy, III, of Spartanburg, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Daniel Walker appeals his conviction for forgery in an amount less than $5,000.  The trial judge sentenced him to ten years imprisonment, suspended upon the service of five years with five years probation.  The judge also ordered restitution in the amount of $125.08.

Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), counsel for Walker attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating he had reviewed the record and concluded Walker’s appeal is without legal merit sufficient to warrant a new trial.  Walker did not file a separate pro se response.

After a thorough review of the record pursuant to Anders and State v. Williams, 305 S.C. 116, 406 S.E.2d 357 (1991), we dismiss the appeal and grant counsel’s petition to be relieved.


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