State v. Decoteau

20030271 State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
George Frances Decoteau, Defendant and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge Donald L. Jorgensen
Nature of Action: Drugs/Contraband
Counsel:
Appellant: Steven Balaban
Appellee: Cynthia Mae Feland , Asst. State's Attorney
Term: 03/2004   Argument: 03/03/2004  2:45pm
ND cite: 2004 ND 139
NW cite: 681 N.W.2d 803

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Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. The District Court improperly denied suppression of evidence obtained from the illegal search of Decoteau's vehicle.
II: The District Court improperly denied suppression of evidence by allowing the State to present testimony even though the State never submitted a brief or proper response to Decoteau's Motion.
III: The District Court improperly denied suppression of evidence by requiring Decoteau to submit supporting facts in affidavit form.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. The district court properly denied suppression of evidence where the search of a motor vehicle was legal
II. The district court had authority to allow an extension of time for the filing of a response brief.
III. A district court cannot decide the merits of a motion without a factual record.

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Docket entries:
109/17/2003 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 09/05/2003
209/17/2003 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 09/05/2003
310/08/2003 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 4-30-03, 5-28-03, & 9-5-03 (3 vols.)
410/08/2003 DISK (TRA)(4-30-03, 5-28-03, & 9-5-03)(2 disks)
510/13/2003 RECORD ON APPEAL & separate (#43) NOT REC'D: #57 & 58 -- Court Reporter Notes
611/17/2003 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
711/17/2003 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK. Granted: 12/17/2003
811/17/2003 E-FILED MOTION (via facsimile)
912/17/2003 APPELLANT BRIEF
1012/17/2003 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1112/17/2003 DISK of ATB
1201/09/2004 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
1301/14/2004 ACTION BY CLERK, w/understanding case will be on March Term. Granted: 02/10/2004
1402/04/2004 APPELLEE BRIEF
1502/04/2004 DISK - AEB
1603/03/2004 APPEARANCES: Steven Balaban; Cynthia Mae Feland
1703/03/2004 ARGUED: Balaban; Feland (Vol. Y; Page 209)
1803/03/2004 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
1906/30/2004 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
2006/30/2004 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Kapsner, Carol Ronning
2107/01/2004 Judgment Mailed to Parties
2207/22/2004 MANDATE
2311/24/2010 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed

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