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State v. Beciraj

Docket No. 20030035
Oral Argument: Tuesday, October 7, 2003 1:00pm

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Hajrija Beciraj, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : ARSON
Appeal From
Case No. 02-K-01991
East Central Judicial District, Cass County
Norman J. Backes
2003 ND 173671 N.W.2d 250
Oral Argument 10/7/2003

Highlight

The crime of conspiracy is limited to agreements to engage in a crime or crimes that are defined elsewhere.
Conspiracy does not require that an offense actually be committed as long as there is an agreement and an overt act to effect an objective of the conspiracy.
The act for the purpose of conspiracy can range from an act that would be innocent in the absence of a conspiracy to the actual commission of the offense agreed upon.
Conspiracy to commit arson by damaging or destroying one's own property for the purpose of collecting insurance on the loss, may occur even when, unknown to the conspirators, the insurance has lapsed.
Evidence of a prior home fire may be properly admitted if its probative value outweighs any danger of unfair prejudice and the evidence is not used to prove character but is used to show a plan for committing arson for the purpose of collecting insurance.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
05/30/2003 APPELLANT BRIEF View
08/04/2003 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT COURT APPOINTED Steven D Mottinger - 03597
APPELLEE ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Lisa K Fair McEvers - 05396
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE David J Chapman - 05531
APPELLANT COURT APPOINTED Douglas W Nesheim - 05216

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 02/05/2003 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 02/03/2003
2 02/05/2003 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 02/03/2003
3 02/24/2003 DISK of transcripts (electronically filed)
4 02/25/2003 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 6-25-02; 7-25-02; 9-18-02; 10-16-02 (Filed in 20030030)
5 02/26/2003 Copy of letter from Richard Edinger to Cass Co. Clerk's Office dated 2-24-03 RE:new ct appt counsel
6 03/04/2003 RECORD ON APPEAL & Transcript dated 7-25-02 (Not rec'd: #6&16--SA Scheduling Orders; 17&24--Tapes;
7 03/04/2003 29--SA Notice of Hearing; & 49--Steno Notes) (NOTE: THE EXHIBITS FOR THIS CASE WERE FILED IN
8 03/04/2003 SUPREME COURT NO. 20030030; Cass Co. # 02-K-01930)
9 03/25/2003 MOT. EXT/TIME TRANSCRIPT (Steven W. Randall)
10 03/25/2003 ACTION BY TRIAL COURT (MTR) - Granted : 05/04/2003
11 04/15/2003 DISK - Transcript commencing January 21, 2003 (3 Vols) (electronically transmitted)
12 04/17/2003 TRANSCRIPTS commencing January 21, 2003 (3 Vols.) (FILED IN 20030030)
13 04/25/2003 Transcript of Sentencing Dated 1-24-03 (Filed in 20030030)
14 04/25/2003 DISK (e-mailed) - TRA of Sentencing dated 1-24-03 (marked TR1)
15 05/30/2003 APPELLANT BRIEF View
16 05/30/2003 APPELLANT APPENDIX
17 06/02/2003 DISK - ATB
18 06/27/2003 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF & Affidavit in Support
19 06/27/2003 E-FILED MOTION (MAE, faxed)
20 06/27/2003 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 08/04/2003
21 06/30/2003 Original of Faxed Motion for Ext/time appellee brief and Aff. of Service
22 08/04/2003 APPELLEE BRIEF View
23 08/06/2003 DISK - AEB
24 10/07/2003 APPEARANCES: Douglas W. Nesheim; Lisa K. Fair McEvers
25 10/07/2003 ARGUED: Nesheim; McEvers (Vol. Y; Page 155)
26 10/07/2003 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
27 11/13/2003 DISPOSITION
28 11/13/2003 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Sandstrom, Dale V. View
29 11/17/2003 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
30 11/25/2003 Mot. Ext/Time Petition for Rehearing
31 11/25/2003 ACTION BY CLERK (MPR) - Granted : 12/03/2003
32 11/25/2003 E-FILED MOTION (MPR)
33 12/03/2003 PETITION FOR REHEARING (e-filed) View
34 12/03/2003 E-FILED Petition for Rehearing
35 12/19/2003 ACTION BY SUPREME COURT (Petition for Rehearing) - Denied
36 12/31/2003 MANDATE
37 01/05/2004 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
38 11/18/2009 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed