In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Willie L. Adkins,        Appellant.

Appeal From York County
John C. Hayes, III, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-580
Submitted July 15, 2003 Ė Filed October 2, 2003†††


Assistant Appellate Defender Eleanor Duffy Cleary, of Columbia, for Appellant

Deputy Director for Legal Services Teresa A. Knox, Legal Counsel Tommy Evans, Jr. and Legal Counsel J. Benjamin Aplin, all of Columbia, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: ††Willie L. Adkins pleaded guilty to three counts of forgery.† On each count, the judge sentenced him to five years imprisonment suspended upon the service of two years probation and the payment of $770.46 in restitution.† The sentences were to be served concurrently.† After Adkins violated his probation and subsequent orders, the judge revoked Adkinsís three, concurrent, five-year sentences and converted Adkinsís outstanding balance to a civil judgment.† Adkins appeals the revocation of his probation.

Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), counsel for Adkins attached to the final brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating she had reviewed the record and concluded Adkinsís appeal is without legal merit sufficient to warrant a new trial.† Adkins filed 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 counselís petition to be relieved.


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