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State v. Lelm

Docket No. 20200236
Oral Argument: Thursday, January 21, 2021 2:45 PM

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellant
v.
Nicholas Dean Lelm, Defendant and Appellee
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : DRUGS/CONTRABAND
Appeal From
Case No. 2019-CR-00881
South Central Judicial District, Morton County
Pamela Ann Nesvig
2021 ND 118962 N.W.2d 419
Oral Argument 1/21/2021

Highlight

The State bears the burden to prove a warrantless search falls within an exception to the warrant requirement.

The automobile exception allows law enforcement to search a vehicle for illegal contraband without a warrant when probable cause exists.

The search incident to arrest exception is limited to searches that implicate interests in protecting officer safety and evidence preservation.

The inevitable discovery doctrine allows evidence obtained during an unlawful search to be admissible where it is shown that the evidence would have been gained even without the unlawful action.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
11/12/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF View
12/14/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLEE COURT APPOINTED Aaron Daniel Pulanco - 09032
APPELLEE COURT APPOINTED Joshua Lorenzo Weatherspoon - 08641
APPELLANT ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Austin Gunderson - 08662

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 09/03/2020 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 09/03/2020
2 09/03/2020 STATEMENT OF PROSECUTING ATTORNEY
3 09/03/2020 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 09/03/2020 Notice served on Gabrielle J. Goter and Joshua L. Weatherspoon
5 09/29/2020 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED SEPTEMBER 28, 2020 (ENTRY NOS. 1 - 103)
6 10/11/2020 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
7 10/12/2020 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 11/12/2020
8 11/12/2020 APPELLANT BRIEF View
9 11/12/2020 Oral Argument Request by Appellant
10 11/12/2020 APPELLANT APPENDIX
11 11/19/2020 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to ATA
12 11/23/2020 Rec'd 5 copies of ATB and 4 copies of ATA back from CD
13 12/14/2020 APPELLEE BRIEF View
14 12/14/2020 APPELLEE APPENDIX
15 12/17/2020 Rec'd 5 copies of AEB and 4 copies of AEA back from CD
16 12/21/2020 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
17 01/21/2021 APPEARANCES: Austin Gunderson/Aaron D. Pulanco
18 01/21/2021 ARGUED: Austin Gunderson/Aaron D. Pulanco
19 01/21/2021 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
20 07/08/2021 DISPOSITION
21 07/08/2021 SPLIT OPINION : Jensen, Jon J. View
22 07/08/2021 Concurring : VandeWalle, Gerald W.
23 07/08/2021 Judgment
24 07/30/2021 MANDATE
25 09/14/2021 Corrected Opinion Page