Search Tips

State v. Decoteau

Docket No. 20030271
Oral Argument: Wednesday, March 3, 2004 2:45pm

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
George Frances Decoteau, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : DRUGS/CONTRABAND
Appeal From
Case No. 02-K-03187
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Donald L. Jorgensen
2004 ND 139681 N.W.2d 803
Oral Argument 3/3/2004

Highlight

The reasonable suspicion standard does not require an officer to rule out every potential innocent excuse for the behavior in question before stopping a vehicle for investigation.
An officer's knowledge that a driver's license was suspended when stopped by the same officer one week earlier is sufficient to create reasonable suspicion of unlawful activity and support an investigatory stop of the vehicle.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
12/17/2003 APPELLANT BRIEF View
02/04/2004 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT COURT APPOINTED Steven Balaban - 05204
APPELLEE ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Cynthia Mae Feland - 04804

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 09/17/2003 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 09/05/2003
2 09/17/2003 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 09/05/2003
3 10/08/2003 TRANSCRIPTS DATED 4-30-03, 5-28-03, & 9-5-03 (3 vols.)
4 10/08/2003 DISK (TRA)(4-30-03, 5-28-03, & 9-5-03)(2 disks)
5 10/13/2003 RECORD ON APPEAL & separate (#43) NOT REC'D: #57 & 58 -- Court Reporter Notes
6 11/17/2003 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF
7 11/17/2003 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK - Granted : 12/17/2003
8 11/17/2003 E-FILED MOTION (via facsimile)
9 12/17/2003 APPELLANT BRIEF View
10 12/17/2003 APPELLANT APPENDIX
11 12/17/2003 DISK of ATB
12 01/09/2004 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
13 01/14/2004 ACTION BY CLERK, w/understanding case will be on March Term - Granted : 02/10/2004
14 02/04/2004 APPELLEE BRIEF View
15 02/04/2004 DISK - AEB
16 03/03/2004 APPEARANCES: Steven Balaban; Cynthia Mae Feland
17 03/03/2004 ARGUED: Balaban; Feland (Vol. Y; Page 209)
18 03/03/2004 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
19 06/30/2004 DISPOSITION
20 06/30/2004 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Kapsner, Carol Ronning View
21 07/01/2004 Judgment Mailed to Parties
22 07/22/2004 MANDATE
23 11/24/2010 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed