Spriggs v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
Following the entry of a plea of guilty but mentally ill, Robert Spriggs, Jr. was convicted in October 2012 of murder and several other crimes and sentenced. About seven months later, Spriggs filed a motion to withdraw his plea, but the trial court dismissed his motion as untimely. After the time passed in which Spriggs might have appealed as of right from the dismissal of his motion to withdraw, Spriggs filed another motion seeking leave to take an out-of-time appeal from the dismissal of the motion to withdraw. The trial court denied that motion. Spriggs appealed the denial of his motion for leave to take an out-of-time appeal from the dismissal of his motion to withdraw. Finding no reversible error in the trial court's denials, the Supreme Court affirmed.