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Featherston v. State

Court of Appeals of Arkansas, Division III

June 18, 2014

JOSHUA FEATHERSTON APPELLANT
v.
STATE OF ARKANSAS APPELLEE

APPEAL FROM THE CRAWFORD COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT [Nos. 17CR-11-72, 17CR-11-337] HONORABLE GARY COTTRELL, JUDGE

Lisa-Marie Norris, for appellant.

No response.

LARRY D. VAUGHT, Judge

Appellant Joshua Featherston appeals from the revocation of his probation and resulting sentences of six years' imprisonment for terroristic threatening, ten years' imprisonment for criminal mischief (to run consecutive to the six-year sentence), and ten years' suspended imposition of sentence in a second terroristic-threatening conviction. The trial court found by a preponderance of the evidence that Featherston had violated the terms and conditions of his probation by committing criminal mischief, fleeing, resisting arrest, and being under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Featherston's attorney has filed a no-merit brief pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738 (1967), and Ark. Sup. Ct. R. 4-3(k)(1) (2013), along with a motion to be relieved as counsel, asserting that there is no issue of arguable merit for an appeal. Featherston was notified, by certified mail, of his right to file pro se points for reversal but has not done so. The State has not filed a brief.

The test for filing a no-merit brief is not whether there is any reversible error, but rather whether an appeal would be wholly frivolous. Tucker v. State, 47 Ark.App. 96, 885 S.W.2d 904 (1994). Based on our review of the record for potential error pursuant to Anders and the requirements of Rule 4-3(k), we hold that Featherston's appeal is wholly without merit. Therefore, pursuant to sections (a) and (b)[1] of In re Memorandum Opinions, 16 Ark.App. 301, 700 S.W.2d 63 (1985), we issue this memorandum opinion granting counsel's motion to be relieved and affirming the court's revocation.

Affirmed; motion to withdraw granted.

Walmsley and Glover, JJ., agree.


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