State v. Lemons

20030029 State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Michael Ray Lemons, Defendant and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, Southeast Judicial District, Barnes County
Judge John T. Paulson
Nature of Action: Assault
Counsel:
Appellant: William A. Mackenzie
Appellee: H Jean Delaney , Asst. State's Attorney
Term: 10/2003   Argument: 10/22/2003  Waived
ND cite: 2004 ND 44
NW cite: 675 N.W.2d 148


Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. The trial court's denial of a motion to allow telephonic testimony, or in the alternative, a motion for a continuance denied Lemons a fair trial.
2. The trial court's denial of Lemons' motion for a new trial was an abuse of discretion.
3. A review of the entire record reveals that insubstantial evidence exists to sustain the verdict of guilty.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the district court erred in denying the motion to allow telephonic testimony?
II. Whether the district court abused its discretion in denying the motion for a continuance?
III. Whether the district court abused its discretion in denying the motion for a new trial?
IV. Whether there was sufficient evidence to sustain the verdict?

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Docket entries:
101/27/2003 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 01/24/2003
201/27/2003 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT (Gary McCullough): 01/24/2003
302/03/2003 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL (Gary N. McCullough): 03/15/2003
403/07/2003 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT
503/07/2003 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT. Granted: 04/23/2003
604/14/2003 TRANSCRIPTS DATED October 3, 2002
704/14/2003 TRANSCRIPT DATED January 13, 2003
804/15/2003 DISK - TRA dated October 3, 2002
904/15/2003 DISK - TRA dated January 13, 2003
1004/15/2003 RECORD ON APPEAL (with separates 33(exhibits), 37(charge to jury), 38(verdict), 65(pt.tra.))
1105/14/2003 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
1205/14/2003 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 06/23/2003
1306/19/2003 APPELLANT BRIEF
1406/19/2003 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1506/20/2003 DISK - ATB
1607/02/2003 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
1707/02/2003 ACTION BY CLERK. Granted: 08/20/2003
1808/15/2003 APPELLEE BRIEF
1908/18/2003 DISK - aeb
2010/07/2003 MOTION TO WAIVE OA (AT/AE) - letters dated 10-06 from Ms. Delaney and Mr. Mackenzie
2110/08/2003 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (OA waived - AT/AE). Granted
2210/22/2003 APPEARANCES: submitted on brief
2310/22/2003 ARGUED: submitted on brief (Vol. Y; Page 160)
2412/08/2003 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 10-5-03 (Entry Nos. 69-72)
2512/17/2003 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 12-15-03 (Entry Nos. 73 & 74)
2602/25/2004 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
2702/25/2004 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Neumann, William A.
2802/26/2004 Judgment Mailed to Parties
2903/18/2004 MANDATE
3003/23/2004 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
3111/18/2009 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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