Maiden v. State

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The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court denying Appellant's pro se petition for postconviction relief pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1, holding that it was clear from the face of the petition that Appellant did not substantiate with facts a ground for relief in his Rule 37.1 petition. In his petition, Appellant alleged four of his claims of ineffective assistance of counsel. The trial court denied the petition. Appellant appealed and filed a motion for an extension of time to file a reply brief in the appeal. The Supreme Court (1) affirmed the denial of Appellant's postconviction petition, holding that Appellant failed to support the four allegations that he argued on appeal were wrongfully decided by the trial court with facts to demonstrate that he suffered actual prejudice by any of counsel's alleged errors; and (2) denied the motion for extension of brief time, holding that there was no good cause to delay action on the appeal by granting leave to file a reply brief. View "Maiden v. State" on Justia Law