Larry STEPHENSON v. STATE of Arkansas
CR 98-120 ___ S.W.2d ___
Supreme Court of Arkansas
Opinion delivered February 26, 1998
Appeal & error -- motion for belated appeal -- good cause for granting. -- An
admission by the attorney for a criminal defendant that the
appeal was not timely filed due to a mistake on her part is
good cause to grant a motion for belated appeal.
Motion for Belated Appeal; granted.
Lori A. Mosby, for appellant.
Appellant Larry Stephenson, by his attorney Lori A. Mosby, has
filed a motion for belated appeal. Mosby admits by motion that the
appeal was not timely filed due to a mistake on her part.
We find that such an error, admittedly made by the 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