Dennis v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Petitioner filed a series of motions in the circuit court that challenged judgments in two criminal cases. The circuit court denied the motions. In both cases, Petitioner filed a notice of appeal that referenced the order denying the motion in one criminal case. The clerk of record declined to lodge the record because the notice of appeal was not timely as to any order contained in the record. Petitioner subsequently filed in the Supreme Court the first of three motions for belated appeal or rule on clerk and for appointment of counsel. The Supreme Court (1) denied the motions for belated appeal as to that part concerning Petitioner’s request to proceed with an appeal, holding that Petitioner failed to meet his burden to establish good cause for his failure to comply with the Court’s procedural rules; and (2) therefore, the parts of the motions concerning Petitioner’s request for counsel and the motions for use of the record and to supplement the record were moot.