Johnson v. State, No. 22823

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of South Carolina
Writing for the CourtPER CURIAM
Citation294 S.C. 310,364 S.E.2d 201
PartiesDonnie JOHNSON, Petitioner, v. STATE of South Carolina, Respondent.
Decision Date25 January 1988
Docket NumberNo. 22823

Page 201

364 S.E.2d 201
294 S.C. 310
Donnie JOHNSON, Petitioner,
v.
STATE of South Carolina, Respondent.
No. 22823.
Supreme Court of South Carolina.
Submitted Dec. 11, 1987.
Decided Jan. 25, 1988.

Asst. Appellate Defender Joseph L. Savitz, III, Columbia, for petitioner.

Atty. Gen. T. Travis Medlock, Chief Deputy Atty. Gen. Donald J. Zelenka and Asst. Atty. Gen. William A. Ready, III, Columbia, for respondent.

ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI

PER CURIAM:

This Court has approved the withdrawal of counsel in meritless post-conviction appeals, provided the procedures outlined in Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967), were followed.

Although the recent United States Supreme Court decision in Pennsylvania v. Finley, --- U.S. ----, 107 S.Ct. 1990, 95 L.Ed.2d 539 (1987), holds that the Anders procedure is not required in such cases, we adhere to our prior procedure.

After review of the entire record in this case and after careful consideration of petitioner's pro se document, counsel's request to withdraw is granted and the matter dismissed.

DISMISSED.

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