January 27, 2015
STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee,
SHAWN RYAN COWAN, Defendant and Appellant.
Counsel for Appellant Shawn Ryan Cowan filed a motion and brief asking to be allowed to withdraw from this consolidated appeal on grounds that she has been unable to find any nonfrivolous issues to raise on appeal, pursuant to Anders v. California, 386 U.S. 738, 87 S.Ct. 1396 (1967) and § 46-8-103(2), MCA. Cowan filed a response in which he stated he has no objections to his counsel's motion to be allowed to withdraw or to dismissal of this appeal.
The Court has now independently examined the record pursuant to Anders. We conclude an appeal in this case would be wholly frivolous.
THEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED that counsel's motion to be allowed to withdraw from this appeal is GRANTED and this appeal is DISMISSED.
The Clerk is directed to provide copies of this Order to all counsel of record and to Shawn Ryan Cowan personally.