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State v. Johnson

Court of Appeals of Louisiana, Fifth Circuit

April 11, 2018

STATE OF LOUISIANA
v.
RASHED V. JOHNSON

          ON APPEAL FROM THE TWENTY-FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 17-5209, DIVISION "K" HONORABLE ELLEN SHIRER KOVACH, JUDGE PRESIDING

          COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF/APPELLEE, STATE OF LOUISIANA Paul D. Connick, Jr. Terry M. Boudreaux Gail D. Schlosser Jennifer C. Voss

          COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLANT, RASHED V. JOHNSON Prentice L. White

          Panel composed of Judges Marc E. Johnson, Hans J. Liljeberg, and Marion F. Edwards, Judge Pro Tempore.

          MARION F. EDWARDS, JUDGE PRO TEMPORE JUDGE

         Defendant, Rashed V. Johnson, appeals his conviction and sentence for introducing contraband into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center. For the reasons that follow, we affirm defendant's conviction and sentence, and we grant appellate counsel's motion to withdraw as attorney of record.

         STATEMENT OF THE CASE

         On September 1, 2017, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's office filed a bill of information charging defendant with one count of introducing contraband into correctional facility employee, in violation of La. R.S. 14:402. Defendant pled not guilty to the charge at his arraignment on September 8, 2017. On September 28, 2017, defendant withdrew his not guilty pleas and pled guilty as charged. Defendant was sentenced by the trial court to 30 days at hard labor with credit for time served, pursuant to La. C.Cr.P. art. 880, with the sentence to run consecutively to any other sentence he was then serving. Various fines and fees were also imposed. On October 13, 2017, defendant sent a letter to the trial court requesting an appeal, which the trial court considered as a motion for appeal and granted on October 24, 2017. This timely appeal follows.

         FACTS

         Because the instant conviction was a result of a guilty pleas, the underlying facts of the matter were not fully developed at trial. However, the State provided the following factual basis at the time of defendant's guilty plea.

THE STATE:
If this matter had proceeded to trial, the State would prove beyond a reasonable doubt that on or about June 30th of 2017 the Defendant did violate Louisiana Revised Statute 14:402 in that he did introduce into or possess in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center contraband, to wit, a lighter.

         ANDERS BRIEF

         Under the procedure adopted by this Court in State v. Bradford, 95-929, pp. 3-4 (La.App. 5 Cir. 6/25/96), 676 So.2d 1108, 1110-11, [1] appointed appellate counsel has filed a brief asserting that he has thoroughly reviewed the trial court record and cannot find any non-frivolous issues to raise on appeal. Accordingly, pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396, 18 L.Ed.2d 493 (1967) and State v. Jyles, ...


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