APPEAL FROM THE TWENTY-FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH
OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 15-3616, DIVISION
"I" HONORABLE NANCY A. MILLER, JUDGE PRESIDING.
COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF/APPELLEE, STATE OF LOUISIANA Paul D.
Connick, Jr., Terry M. Boudreaux.
COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLANT, ROBERT COLLINS Lieu T. Vo
DEFENDANT/APPELLANT, ROBERT COLLINS In Proper Person.
composed of Judges Robert A. Chaisson, Stephen J. Windhorst,
and Marion F. Edwards, Judge ProTempore.
A. CHAISSON JUDGE
Robert Collins, appeals his conviction and sentence for
pornography involving juveniles. For the reasons that follow,
we affirm defendant's conviction and sentence, and we
further grant appellate counsel's motion to withdraw as
attorney of record for defendant.
17, 2015, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed a bill
of information charging defendant with pornography involving
juveniles, in violation of La. R.S. 14:81.1. Defendant,
through counsel, pled not guilty at his arraignment.
December 10, 2015, defendant withdrew his plea of not guilty
and, after being advised of his rights, pled guilty as
charged. In accordance with the plea agreement, the trial
court sentenced defendant to seven years imprisonment at hard
labor without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of
sentence. In addition, defendant was advised of the sex
offender notification/registration requirements and was
ordered to register as a sex offender for fifteen years after
his release from prison.
thereafter filed pro se motions to reduce and/or
modify sentence, to allow home incarceration and/or community
service, and for reconsideration of sentence, all of which
were denied by the trial court. On October 30, 2017, the
trial court granted defendant an out-of-time appeal.
the procedure adopted by this Court in State v.
Bradford, 95-929 (La.App. 5 Cir. 6/25/96), 676 So.2d
1108, 1110-11,  appointed appellate counsel has filed a
brief asserting that she 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, 96-2669 (La. 12/12/97),
704 So.2d 241 (per curiam), appointed appellate
counsel requests permission to withdraw as attorney of record
conducting a review for compliance with Anders, an
appellate court must conduct an independent review of the
record to determine whether the appeal is wholly frivolous.
If, after an independent review, the reviewing court
determines there are no non-frivolous issues for appeal, it
may grant counsel's motion to withdraw and ...