The Arkansas Supreme Court dismissed the appeal in Lynn v. State. The issue is whether an appeal can be had from a judgment and disposition order if the trial court sentenced the defendant to Act 346. The Court cited Rule 1(a) of the Arkansas Rules of Appellate Procedure – Criminal and found that only appeals from “convictions” are available as a matter of right. The Court recognized that it has stated on multiple occasions that a guilty plea under Act 346 is not a conviction. Consequently, the Court found that the appellant had no right to appeal and dismissed the appeal.
First Offenders Act: Lynn v. State12 01 2012