Court of Appeals of Georgia.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

RYAN A. MAYS, for Appellant.

Roberta A. Earnhardt , for Appellee.

Richard Randolph Read , for Appellee.


Ryan Alexander Mays has filed an application for discretionary review of the trial court's order denying his motion for reconsideration of the court's order denying his extraordinary motion for new trial. The trial court entered its order on November 17, 2016, and Mays filed his application on January 17, 2017. The State has filed a motion to dismiss the application.

We lack jurisdiction over Mays's application. To be timely, a discretionary application must be filed within 30 days of entry of the order sought to be appealed. OCGA § 5-6-35 (d). The requirements of OCGA § 5-6-35 are jurisdictional, and this Court cannot accept an application for appeal not made in compliance therewith. Boyle v. State, 190 Ga.App. 734, 734 (380 S.E.2d 57) (1989). Because this application was filed 61 days after entry of the order Mays seeks to appeal, it is untimely, and we lack jurisdiction to consider it. Accordingly, the State's motion to dismiss is hereby GRANTED, and this application is hereby DISMISSED.


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