Mims v. GeorgiaAnnotate this Case
In September 1985, Furman Mims pleaded guilty and was convicted of the murder and kidnapping of Robert Holbert. For these crimes, Mims was sentenced to consecutive terms of imprisonment for life. Twenty-eight years later, acting pro se, Mims filed a motion for leave to take an out-of-time appeal, contending that the acceptance of his plea was erroneous in several respects, and alleging that he was denied the opportunity to take a timely appeal because his lawyer failed to advise him of his right to appeal. The trial court denied the motion without a hearing, finding that the record revealed no error in the acceptance of the plea, and so, any appeal would prove unsuccessful. Mims appealed that decision, and finding no error with the trial court's judgment, the Supreme Court affirmed.