In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Cassandra Ann Staley,        Appellant.

Appeal From Greenville County
John W. Kittredge, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-649
Submitted August 20, 2003 – Filed November 6, 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, Robert M. Ariail, 13th Circuit Solicitor's Office, of Greenville, for Respondent.

PER CURIAM: Cassandra Ann Staley pleaded guilty to two counts of shoplifting.  At her guilty plea hearing, a probation revocation hearing was also held.  Staley received an eight-year prison sentence for the shoplifting charges, and her probationary sentence was revoked in full.  On appeal, Staley argues the trial judge violated the mandate of Boykin v. Alabama, 395 U.S. 238 (1965), by accepting her guilty plea because it was not knowingly and voluntarily entered.  Pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), Staley’s counsel attached to the brief a petition to be relieved as counsel, stating after a review of the record he found the appeal had no merit.  Staley 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] Staley’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.