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Theft by taking. Colquitt Superior Court. Before Judge Horkan.
Following his conviction for theft by taking, appellant directed his appointed counsel to appeal the judgment entered on the jury's verdict. A notice of appeal was timely filed. Thereafter, counsel filed a motion to withdraw, stating that he has conscientiously examined the transcript and record of this case and is of the opinion that the appeal is wholly frivolous.
"The Supreme Court held in Bethay v. State, 237 Ga. 625 (229 SE2d 406) (1976) that appointed counsel may withdraw from a case on appeal only upon compliance with the rules set out in Anders v. California, 386 U. S. 738 (87 SC 1396, 18 LE2d 493) (1966), and those requirements have been met here. As required by Anders and Bethay, supra, we have also examined the record and transcript of the [trial] to determine whether the appeal is, in fact, frivolous, and we conclude that it is. Accordingly, counsel is granted permission to withdraw and the appeal is dismissed. [Cit.]" Corn v. State, 142 Ga. App. 361, 362 (235 SE2d 687).
H. Lamar Cole, District Attorney, Alden Snead, Assistant District Attorney, for appellee.
Dwight H. May, for appellant.
SUBMITTED MAY 23, 1978 -- DECIDED JUNE 20, 1978.
Friday May 22 04:43 EDT

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