What is the issue for review on appeal?

California, United States of America

The following excerpt is from People v. Goddard, A150479, A150481, A152924 (Cal. App. 2018):

Neither appellant nor appellant's counsel has identified any issue for our review on appeal. Upon our own independent review of the record, we agree no actual issue exists. (Wende, supra, 25 Cal.3d 436; Anders v. California (1967) 386 U.S. 738, 744.) Appellant was advised of his constitutional rights prior to the entry of his plea, as well as the consequences of his plea. The court found the plea was free and voluntary, and that there was a factual basis for it. No error appears in the entry of his original plea, in the initial sentencing, nor in his subsequent probation violation hearing, second plea, and sentencing hearing. Appellant was represented by counsel at all times. There are no meritorious issues to be argued on direct appeal.

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