APPEAL FROM THE TWENTY-FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH
OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 14-4626, DIVISION
"E" HONORABLE JOHN J. MOLAISON, JR., JUDGE
COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF/APPELLEE, STATE OF LOUISIANA Paul D.
Connick, Jr. Terry M. Boudreaux.
COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLANT, BERNARD J. LAMPTON Bruce G.
composed of Judges Jude G. Gravois, Stephen J. Windhorst, and
Hans J. Liljeberg.
AND SENTENCES AFFIRMED; MOTION TO WITHDRAW GRANTED
STEPHEN J. WINDHORST JUDGE.
appointed appellate counsel filed an
Anders brief on defendant's behalf, asserting
there is no basis for a non-frivolous appeal. For the
following reasons, we affirm defendant's convictions and
sentences. We further grant appellate counsel's motion to
withdraw as counsel of record.
and Procedural History
August 27, 2014, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney filed
a bill of information charging defendant, Bernard J. Lampton,
with theft valued at more than $500 but less than $1, 000 in
violation of La. R.S. 14:67 (count one), bank fraud in
violation of La. R.S. 14:71.1 (count two), and forgery in
violation of La. R.S. 14:72 (count three). On August 28,
2014, defendant pled not guilty at his arraignment. Defendant
filed several motions, including motions to suppress
identification, confession, and evidence.
February 2, 2015, defendant withdrew his not guilty pleas and
pled guilty as charged. The trial court sentenced defendant
to five years imprisonment at hard labor on count one, ten
years imprisonment at hard labor on count two, and ten years
imprisonment at hard labor on count three. The trial court
ordered these sentences to run concurrently with each other
and with his sentences in district court case number
14-3877. On April 5, 2017, defendant filed an
application for post-conviction relief, seeking an
out-of-time appeal, which was denied by the trial court as
untimely. On June 26, 2017, the trial court granted
defendant's request for an out-of-time appeal. This
defendant pled guilty, the underlying facts were not fully
developed at trial. However, during the guilty plea colloquy,
the State provided ...