Shawn Watkins v. State of Arkansas

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               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
     clerk.

     Motion for Rule on the Clerk; granted.
     Andre K. Valley, for appellant.
     No response.

     Per Curiam.
     Shawn Watkins, by his attorney, has filed a motion for rule on
the clerk.
     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
curiam).
     The motion for rule on the clerk is, therefore, granted.  A
copy of this opinion will be forwarded to the Committee on
Professional Conduct.