STATE OF NEW JERSEY VS. MARCUS PERKINS
The Post-Conviction Relief (PCR) Judge determined that defendant's requested appeal was not filed, but declined to accord relief. Following State v. Jones, 446 N.J. Super. 28, 34-35 (App. Div.), certif. denied, ___ N.J. ___ (2016), the court reversed, holding that a PCR judge has the authority to provide a forty-five-day period to file an appeal where ineffective assistance of counsel caused the failure to file a requested appeal.