Appeal from the Judgment of Sentence of March 20, 2013 in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Criminal Division, at No(s): CP-51-CR-0014572-2011.
Joseph D. Seletyn, Esq.
BEFORE: BENDER, P.J.E., WECHT, and STRASSBURGER, [*] JJ.
Christopher Robinson (Appellant) appeals from the March 20, 2013 judgment of sentence of three to twelve months' incarceration following his conviction for a violation of the Uniform Firearms Act (VUFA), 18 Pa.C.S. § 6106. Also before us is counsel's petition to withdraw. We grant the petition to withdraw as counsel and affirm the judgment of sentence.
The trial court summarized the underlying facts as follows.
On the evening of December 13, 2011, Police Officer Christopher Padilla attempted to serve a Protection from Abuse Order on [Appellant] at 320 Cantrell Street, Philadelphia, PA. [Appellant]'s paramour, who had obtained the Protection from Abuse Order, met Officer Padilla at the residence and let him in. Once inside the property, Officer Padilla observed an empty firearm box and a box with loaded rounds on the dining room table. Officer Padilla was unable to locate [Appellant] inside the home and called additional police officers "for a lead" before he went back to headquarters to prepare a safety memo.
At approximately 11:50 A.M., Police Officer Charles James parked his car four or five car lengths down from 320 Cantrell Street to survey the area and wait for [Appellant] to return. At approximately 1:50 P.M., Officer James observed [Appellant] exit a cab at the end of the street and walk towards 320 Cantrell Street.
Office[r James] exited his unmarked police vehicle, approached [Appellant] and noticed a "bulge coming out of [Appellant]'s… right hip." As [Appellant] walked up the steps of 320 Cantrell Street, Officer James identified himself and asked [Appellant] his name. [Appellant] identified himself and Officer James then instructed [Appellant] to put his hands on the wall, patted him down, and recovered a loaded firearm that was concealed under a sweater and tucked in the waistband of Defendant's pants near his right hip.
The recovered weapon was a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson semiautomatic handgun that was operable, had a barrel length of four inches, and was loaded with 36 cartridges. [Appellant] did not have a license to carry a firearm at the time of the offense.
Trial Court Opinion, 9/11/2013, at 1-2 (unnumbered) (citations to the record omitted).
On December 12, 2012, following a non-jury trial at which Officer Padilla, Officer James, and Appellant testified, the trial court found Appellant guilty of carrying a firearm without a license. On March 20, 2013, Appellant was sentenced to three to twelve months of incarceration, followed by three years of probation. Appellant timely filed a notice of appeal. The trial court ordered Appellant to file a concise statement of errors complained of on appeal. Counsel instead filed a statement of intent to file an Anders/McClendon brief pursuant to Pa.R.A.P. 1925(c)(4).
In his brief, Appellant's counsel states one issue that might arguably support an appeal: "Was the evidence sufficient to prove a violation of the ...