Larry Stephenson v. State of Arkansas

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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.
     No response.

     Per Curiam. 
     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
Professional Conduct.