Smestad v. State

20110006 Paul E. Smestad, Petitioner and Appellant
v.
State of North Dakota, Respondent and Appellee

Appeal from: District Court, South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Judge Bruce A. Romanick
Nature of Action: Post-Conviction Relief
Counsel:
Appellant: David Duane Dusek
Appellee: Pamela Ann Nesvig , Asst. State's Attorney
Term: 06/2011   Argument: 06/28/2011  1:30pm
ND cite: 2011 ND 163
NW cite: 801 N.W.2d 691

Listen to recording of oral argument in MP3 format

Issues: Appellant's Statement of the Issues:
I. Whether the lower court erroneously determined the Appellant's issue, alleging the signature on the documents extending probation was not Appellant's, was Res Judicata and misuse of process.
II. Whether the failure of defendant's former counsel to investigate the validity of the signature on the petition for extension of probation documents amounted to ineffective assistance of counsel.

Appellee's Statement of the Issues:
I. Did the court err in denying Smestad's request for post-conviction relief?
II. Whether Smestad received ineffective assistance of counsel at the post-conviction relief hearing for failing to utilize a handwriting expert?

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Docket entries:
101/06/2011 NOTICE OF APPEAL: 01/04/2011
201/11/2011 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT: 01/11/2011
301/14/2011 RETENTION OF RECORD ON APPEAL: 03/02/2011
401/24/2011 Notice of Assignment of David Dusek to represent Appellant
502/17/2011 RECORD ON APPEAL
602/23/2011 TRANSCRIPT DATED 12/10/10 & C.O.S.
703/30/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed)
803/30/2011 E-FILED BRIEF (MAT)
903/31/2011 ACTION BY CLERK (MAT). Granted: 05/04/2011
1004/28/2011 APPELLANT BRIEF
1104/28/2011 E-FILED BRIEF - ATB
1204/28/2011 APPELLANT APPENDIX
1304/28/2011 E-FILED APPENDIX - ATA
1404/29/2011 Rec'd corrections to ATB & ATA. (e-mail)
1504/29/2011 Rec'd 7 copies of ATB back from Central Duplicating.
1604/29/2011 Rec'd 6 copies of ATA back from Central Duplicating.
1705/06/2011 Rec'd $25.00 ATB e-file surcharge. (receipt no. 20300)
1805/20/2011 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
1905/23/2011 Request for Waiver of OA by the State
2005/26/2011 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF (e-filed)
2105/26/2011 ACTION BY CLERK (MAE). Granted: 06/03/2011
2206/03/2011 APPELLEE BRIEF
2306/03/2011 DISK - aeb (e-mailed)
2406/09/2011 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Request to waive oral argument on behalf of the State). Granted
2506/15/2011 REPLY BRIEF of Appellant (e-filed)
2606/15/2011 E-FILED BRIEF (RYB)
2706/16/2011 Received 7 copies of RYB from CSD
2806/28/2011 APPEARANCES: David D. Dusek; submitted on brief by Appellee under N.D.R.App.
2906/28/2011 ARGUED: David D. Dusek; submitted on brief by Appellee under N.D.R.App.
3006/28/2011 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
3108/18/2011 DISPOSITION: AFFIRMED
3208/18/2011 UNANIMOUS OPINION: Maring, Mary Muehlen
3308/19/2011 Judgment Sent to Parties
3409/14/2011 MANDATE
3509/19/2011 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE

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