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PETERSON v. THE STATE.
64810.
MCMURRAY, Presiding Judge.
Motor vehicle theft. Thomas Superior Court. Before Judge Lilly.
Defendant was convicted of the offense of motor vehicle theft and he appeals. His appointed counsel has filed a motion to withdraw as counsel pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U. S. 738 (87 SC 1396, 18 LE2d 493) (1967), that is, that after a careful review of the record and transcript counsel believes an appeal of this case to be frivolous. In accordance with Anders v. California, 386 U. S. 738, supra, counsel in filing the motion to withdraw as appointed counsel, has attached a brief raising points of law which counsel considered arguably could support an appeal, together with a letter to his indigent client stating the reasons why he has asked that he be allowed to withdraw as his attorney and enclosing a copy of the motion and brief. In addition, as required by Bethay v. State, 237 Ga. 625 (229 SE2d 406), we have fully examined the record and transcript to determine independently if there are any meritorious errors of law. We are in agreement with counsel that none of the points raised have any merit, and our independent examination fails to disclose any other errors of substance. Accordingly, we found the appeal to be wholly frivolous and granted counsel permission to withdraw. The defendant has been notified of this action and of his options by reason thereof.
Since the withdrawal of counsel, defendant has raised no further enumerations of error or valid ground for appeal. In compliance with Anders v. California, 386 U. S. 738, supra, we have fully and carefully examined the record and transcript and find no reversible error. A rational trier of fact could reasonably have found from the evidence adduced at trial proof of guilt of the defendant beyond a reasonable doubt of the offense of motor vehicle theft. See Rachel v. State, 247 Ga. 130, 131 (1) (274 SE2d 475); Caffo v. State, 247 Ga. 751, 754 (1) (279 SE2d 678).
Judgment affirmed. Banke and Birdsong, JJ., concur.
DECIDED OCTOBER 21, 1982.
Thursday May 21 21:44 EDT


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