Jose Luis Valenzuela v. State of Arkansas
Jose VALENZUELA v. STATE of Arkansas
CR 03-373 113 S.W.3d 80
Supreme Court of Arkansas
Opinion delivered June 12, 2003
Appeal & error -- motion for rule on clerk -- good cause for granting. -- An admission by an attorney for a criminal defendant that the record was tendered late due to a mistake on his part is good cause to grant a motion for rule on the clerk. [cme]
Motion for Rule on the Clerk; granted.
Ralph J. Blagg, for appellant.
Per Curiam. Appellant Jose Valenzuela, by and through his attorney, Ralph J. Blagg, has filed a motion for rule on the clerk. Attorney Blagg states in the motion that the record was tendered late due to a mistake on his part.
We find that such an error, admittedly made by an attorney for a criminal defendant, is good cause to grant the motion. See In Re Belated Appeals in Criminal Cases, 265 Ark. 964 (1979) (per curiam).
The motion is, therefore, granted. A copy of this opinion will be forwarded to the Committee on Professional Conduct.
Corbin, J., not participating.