Smith v. State (Per Curiam)Annotate this Case
Petitioner pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of firearms by certain persons. Petitioner later filed a timely pro se petition pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1 seeking to challenge the judgment. The trial court denied the petition after a hearing. When the record on appeal was tendered to the Supreme Court, the clerk declined to lodge it because it was not received within the required time. Petitioner subsequently filed a motion for rule on clerk seeking permission to proceed with the appeal. The Supreme Court denied the motion, holding that Petitioner failed to demonstrate that he filed a motion for extension of time within the requisite period of time and failed to demonstrate good cause for his failure to comply with the rules of procedure.