Geatches v. State (Majority)Annotate this Case
Appellant pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault and was sentenced to 144 months’ imprisonment. Thereafter, Appellant filed an untimely petition for postconviction relief under Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1. The circuit court denied the petition on the ground that it was untimely. Appellant lodged an appeal in the Supreme Court. Now before the Court were Appellant’s pro se motions requesting files generated by his trial counsel and also counsel that Appellant alleged represented him in matters involving the Arkansas Department of Human Services. In violation of Ark. R. Crim. P. 19(b), counsel failed to file responses with the Supreme Court. Therefore, the Court directed trial counsel and counsel at issue to file a response with the Court within twenty days from the date of this opinion.