Shawn WATKINS v. STATE of Arkansas
CR 98-160 ___ S.W.2d ___
Supreme Court of Arkansas
Opinion delivered March 5, 1998
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
Motion for Rule on the Clerk; granted.
Andre K. Valley, for appellant.
Shawn Watkins, by his attorney, has filed a motion for rule on
His attorney, Andre K. Valley, admits in his motion that the
record was tendered late due to a mistake on his part.
We find 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
The motion for rule on the clerk is, therefore, granted. A
copy of this opinion will be forwarded to the Committee on