APPEAL FROM THE TWENTY-FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH
OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 14-436, DIVISION
"C" HONORABLE JUNE B. DARENSBURG, JUDGE PRESIDING
COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF/APPELLEE, STATE OF LOUISIANA Paul D.
Connick, Jr. Terry M. Boudreaux
COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLANT, KEVIN RIVAS Bruce G.
DEFENDANT/APPELLANT, KEVIN RIVAS In Proper Person
composed of Judges Stephen J. Windhorst, Hans J. Liljeberg,
and Marion F. Edwards, Judge Pro Tempore
MOTION TO WITHDRAW GRANTED; REMANDED
STEPHEN J. WINDHORST JUDGE
Kevin Rivas, appeals his convictions and sentences for armed
robbery with a firearm and attempted second degree murder.
For the following reasons, we affirm defendant's
convictions and sentences, and remand with instructions. We
grant appellate counsel's motion to withdraw as attorney
of record for defendant.
and Procedural History
January 27, 2014, the Jefferson Parish District Attorney
filed a bill of information charging defendant, Kevin Rivas,
with armed robbery with a firearm, in violation of La. R.S.
14:64 and La. R.S. 14:64.3 (count one) and attempted second
degree murder, in violation of La. R.S. 14:30.1 and La. R.S.
14:27 (count two). Defendant was arraigned on March 26, 2014,
and pled not guilty.
17, 2015, defendant withdrew his not guilty pleas and pled
guilty as charged. The State provided the following factual
basis during the colloquy:
If the State had proceeded to trial against both
Defendants in Case No. 14-0436 it would have proven
beyond a reasonable doubt that on March 8th, 2013
that both Defendants violated Louisiana Revised Statute 14:64
and they did rob Louis Alvarado while armed with a dangerous