State v. Zajac

20080203 State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Lawrence James Zajac, Defendant and Appellant

Appeal from: District Court, Southeast Judicial District, Richland County
Judge Daniel D. Narum
Nature of Action: Misc. Statutory Off. (Misdemeanor)
Counsel:
Appellant: Mark Andrew Meyer
Appellee: Arthur Warren Stokes , State's Attorney
Term: 01/2009   Argument: 01/20/2009  2:45pm
ND cite: 2009 ND 119
NW cite: 767 N.W.2d 825

Listen to recording of oral argument in MP3 format

Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
1. Whether the trial court erred in not allowing Defendant's requested jury instructions on excuse and duress (p. 6.)
2. Whether the trial court erred in denying Defendant's motion for a new trial due to Plaintiff's improper final argument. (p. 22.)

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I.The Court properly held that the affirmative defense of necessity, justification and excuse was not applicable to the facts of this case.
II.The trial court did not err in denying Defendant's motion for a new trial due to Prosecutors improper final argument.

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Docket entries:
108/20/2008 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 08/15/2008
208/20/2008 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 08/15/2008
309/10/2008 TRANSCRIPTS DATED December 12, 2007, March 19, 2008, April 16, 2008, & May 15, 2008 (4 vols.)
409/11/2008 DISK - TRA (12/12/07, 3/19/08,4/16/08, & 5/15/08) (e-mailed)
509/11/2008 Affidavit of Service of Mail of TRA
609/12/2008 RECORD ON APPEAL, Exhibits, & 5 depositions
709/26/2008 TRANSCRIPTS DATED JULY 2, 2008, AND JULY 3, 2008
809/26/2008 DISK-TRA (7/2/08 & 7/3/08)
909/29/2008 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE OF COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS.
1011/04/2008 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF - in letter form
1111/04/2008 ACTION BY CLERK - MAT. Granted: 11/14/2008
1211/04/2008 E-FILED MOTION - MAT
1311/14/2008 APPELLANT BRIEF
1411/14/2008 Addendum to Appellant Brief
1511/14/2008 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1611/17/2008 DISK - ATB
1712/08/2008 APPELLEE BRIEF
1812/08/2008 DISK-AEB
1912/09/2008 Appellee's request to waive oral argument
2012/26/2008 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Motion to waive oral argument on behalf of the Appellee). Granted
2101/20/2009 APPEARANCES: Mark A. Meyer; submitted on brief under NDRAppP 34(f)
2201/20/2009 ARGUED: Meyer; submitted on brief under NDRAppP 34(f)
2301/20/2009 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
2407/09/2009 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
2507/09/2009 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
2607/10/2009 Judgment e-mailed to Parties
2708/05/2009 MANDATE
2808/10/2009 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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