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State of Ohio v. Arthur A. Grenter

December 3, 2012

STATE OF OHIO, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE,
v.
ARTHUR A. GRENTER, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.



Criminal Appeal from the Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 2007 CR 433.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Mary Jane Trapp, J.

Cite as

State v. Grenter,

2012-Ohio-5596.

MEMORANDUM OPINION

Judgment: Appeal dismissed.

{¶1} This matter is before this court on the pro se motion of appellant, Arthur A. Grenter, for leave to file a delayed appeal pursuant to App.R. 5(A). Along with his motion, Mr. Grenter filed a notice of appeal on September 14, 2012. Mr. Grenter is appealing the September 3, 2009 judgment issued by the Ashtabula County Court of Common Pleas, overruling his motion to withdraw a guilty plea. Thus, Mr. Grenter filed his notice of appeal approximately three years past the filing deadline.

{¶2} On September 21, 2012, appellee, the state of Ohio, filed a response in opposition to the motion. The state maintains that Mr. Grenter fails to offer sufficient reasons to validly excuse his failure to perfect an appeal as of right.

{¶3} App.R. 5(A) states, in relevant part:

{¶4} "(1) After the expiration of the thirty day period provided by App.R. 4(A) for the filing of a notice of appeal as of right, an appeal may be taken by a defendant with leave of the court to which the appeal is taken in the following classes of cases:

{¶5} "(a) Criminal proceedings;

{¶6} "* * *

{¶7} "(2) A motion for leave to appeal shall be filed with the court of appeals and shall set forth the reasons for the failure of the appellant to perfect an appeal as of right. Concurrently with the filing of the motion, the movant shall file with the clerk of the trial court a notice of appeal in the form prescribed by App.R. 3 and shall file a copy of the notice of the appeal in the court of appeals."

{ΒΆ8} In his motion, Mr. Grenter asserts the following as his reasons for failing to perfect a timely appeal: (1) he did not have coherent and rational useful personal knowledge of his appeal rights; (2) he did not know appellate procedures; (3) he lacked knowledge of his rights as an indigent defendant to be ...


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