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State v. Mitzel

Docket No. 20030359
Oral Argument: Monday, May 10, 2004 10:45am

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Ryan C. Mitzel, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : DRUGS/CONTRABAND
Appeal From
Case No. 03-K-01328
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Benny A. Graff
2004 ND 157685 N.W.2d 120
Oral Argument 5/10/2004

Highlight

The existence of consent and whether it is voluntary is a question of fact to be determined from the totality of the circumstances.
Consent cannot reasonably be implied from silence and failure to object.
Consent should not be lightly inferred, must be proven by clear and positive testimony, and must be unequivocal.
The government has the burden to prove that consent was voluntarily given.
The mere fact that a person has been arrested in violation of his constitutional rights casts grave doubt upon the voluntariness of a subsequent consent.
Miranda warnings are a factor to consider under the voluntariness test, but a Miranda warning cannot support voluntariness of consent when it is given after the consent.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
02/23/2004 APPELLANT BRIEF View
04/02/2004 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
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 12/15/2003 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 11/17/2003
2 12/15/2003 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 11/17/2003
3 01/06/2004 TRANSCRIPT DATED 8-13-03
4 01/07/2004 DISK (e-filed) - TR1 (TRA dated 8-13-03)
5 01/16/2004 TRANSCRIPT DATED July 8, 2003
6 01/16/2004 DISK - tra (7-8-03)
7 01/16/2004 RECORD ON APPEAL Not forwarded with the record were Nos. 48 (Ct. Rep. Notes) and
8 01/16/2004 44 (Register of Actions)
9 02/06/2004 Certificate of Service of July 8,2003 TRA
10 02/23/2004 APPELLANT BRIEF View
11 02/23/2004 APPELLANT APPENDIX
12 02/24/2004 DISK of ATB
13 03/16/2004 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
14 03/16/2004 ACTION BY CLERK - Granted : 04/07/2004
15 04/02/2004 APPELLEE BRIEF View
16 04/02/2004 DISK - AEB
17 05/10/2004 APPEARANCES: Tom P. Slorby, Eric P. Baumann; Cynthia M. Feland
18 05/10/2004 ARGUED: Slorby, Baumann; Feland (Vol. Y; Page 236)
19 05/10/2004 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
20 08/04/2004 DISPOSITION
21 08/04/2004 SPLIT OPINION : Sandstrom, Dale V. View
22 08/04/2004 Dissent : VandeWalle, Gerald W.
23 08/04/2004 Joined in the Dissent : Maring, Mary Muehlen
24 08/05/2004 Judgment Mailed to Parties
25 08/26/2004 MANDATE
26 12/08/2004 Corrected Opinion Page 7
27 09/10/2004 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE
28 05/20/2011 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed