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After a jury trial, Petitioner was found guilty of two counts of forgery in the second degree. The court of appeals affirmed. Petitioner subsequently filed an amended pro se petition for postconviction relief pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1. The trial court denied the petition. Petitioner appealed. The State filed a motion to dismiss or remand the matter, arguing that the trial court’s order was entered in error. The Supreme Court granted the motion and remanded the matter for further proceedings. On remand, the trial court entered a second order that denied relief. Now before the Supreme Court was Petitioner’s pro se motion to proceed with a belated appeal of the order. The Supreme Court denied the motion, holding that Petitioner did not state good cause for the late filing of the notice of appeal.