Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Robert J. Roux, Lake Charles, for defendant-applicant.
William J. Guste, Jr., Atty. Gen., Barbara Rutledge, Asst. Atty. Gen., Bryan Bush, Dist. Atty., Kay Kirkpatrick, Asst. Dist. Atty., for plaintiff-respondent.
Supreme Court of Louisiana.
We granted certiorari primarily to determine the appropriate procedure for applications for out-of-time or delayed appeals.
Defendant was convicted of aggravated rape and aggravated burglary. He was sentenced on February 10, 1983 to consecutive terms of imprisonment at hard labor. At sentencing, the trial judge advised defendant of his right to appeal. Both at trial and at sentencing, defendant was represented by an attorney from the office...
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