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State v. Wolfer

Docket No. 20090323
Oral Argument: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 10:45am

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Christian R. Wolfer, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : DUI/DUS
Appeal From
Case No. 09-K-00798
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Bruce A. Romanick
2010 ND 63780 N.W.2d 650
Oral Argument 3/23/2010

Highlight

The severity of a legal infraction is not relevant when determining whether the officer had reasonable and articulable suspicion to initiate a stop.
The validity of an investigatory stop depends on the reasonableness of the stopping officer's belief that a law had been broken, not on whether the grounds for the stop would ultimately result in conviction.
Whether an officer had reasonable and articulable suspicion that a driver violated North Dakota's practicable lane statute depends on the reasonableness of the officer's suspicion in light of the facts surrounding the stop, including the practicability of maintaining a single lane of travel.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
01/19/2010 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) PDF View
02/18/2010 APPELLEE BRIEF View
03/08/2010 REPLY BRIEF (e-filed) View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT PRIVATE PRACTICE Danny Lee Herbel - 05769
APPELLEE ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Lloyd Clayton Suhr - 05405

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 10/23/2009 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 10/21/2009
2 10/23/2009 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 10/21/2009
3 12/02/2009 TRANSCRIPT DATED August 20, 2009 & C.O.S.
4 12/02/2009 DISK - TRA 8-9-09 (e-mailed)
5 12/08/2009 RECORD ON APPEAL & Separate No. 20 (Defendant's Exh. 1 -- Video Tape)
6 01/11/2010 Supplemental Clerks Certificate dated January 8, 2010 (Entry Nos. 31 -34)
7 01/11/2010 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLANT BRIEF (e-mailed)
8 01/11/2010 E-FILED MOTION (MAT)
9 01/11/2010 ACTION BY CHIEF DEPUTY CLERK (MAT) - Granted : 01/19/2010
10 01/19/2010 APPELLANT BRIEF (e-filed) PDF View
11 01/19/2010 E-FILED BRIEF (ATB) PDF
12 01/19/2010 APPELLANT APPENDIX (e-filed) PDF
13 01/19/2010 E-FILED APPENDIX (ATA) PDF
14 01/21/2010 Received $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB (Receipt #19315).
15 01/22/2010 RECEIVED 7 COPIES OF ATB FROM CENTRAL DUPLICATING.
16 01/22/2010 RECEIVED 6 COPIES OF ATA FROM CENTRAL DUPLICATING.
17 01/25/2010 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated January 21, 2010 (Entry Nos. 35 - 40)
18 01/25/2010 Amended Notice of Appeal (filed in Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated 1/21/10)
19 01/26/2010 Amended Notice of Appeal
20 01/26/2010 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate of Record Dated January 25, 2010 (Entries 41-43)
21 02/17/2010 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
22 02/18/2010 APPELLEE BRIEF View
23 02/18/2010 DISK-AEB (e-mailed)
24 03/03/2010 Supplemental Clerk's Certificate dated March 2, 2010 (Entry Nos. 46-49; Not rec'd: 44 & 45)
25 03/08/2010 REPLY BRIEF (e-filed) View
26 03/08/2010 E-FILED BRIEF (RYB)
27 03/09/2010 Made 7 copies of RYB
28 03/23/2010 APPEARANCES: Danny L. Herbel/Lloyd C. Suhr, Asst. State's Atty.
29 03/23/2010 ARGUED: Herbel/Suhr
30 03/23/2010 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
31 04/06/2010 DISPOSITION
32 04/06/2010 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Crothers, Daniel John View
33 04/07/2010 Judgment Sent to Parties
34 05/12/2010 MANDATE
35 05/18/2010 RECEIPT SIGNED BY DISTRICT COURT CLERK'S OFFICE