In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Issac Frederick,        Appellant.

Appeal From Orangeburg County
James C. Williams, Jr., Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-605 
Submitted August 20, 2003 – Filed October 20, 2003


Chief Attorney Daniel T. Stacey, Office of Appellate Defense, of Columbia, for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry D. McMaster, Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh, Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson, all of Columbia;  and Solicitor Walter M. Bailey, Jr., of Summerville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Isaac Frederick appeals from his guilty plea to distribution of crack, possession of crack, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.  Frederick contends the trial judge erred by accepting his guilty plea before ascertaining whether Frederick understood the facts of the case in relationship to the applicable law. Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), Frederick’s counsel attached to the brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating he reviewed the record and concluded Frederick’s appeal lacks merit.  Frederick did not file a separate pro se brief.  After a thorough review of the record and counsel’s 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] Frederick’s appeal and grant counsel’s 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.