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State v. Mercier

Docket No. 20150275
Oral Argument: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 10:45am

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Claude Joseph Mercier, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : DRUGS/CONTRABAND
Appeal From
Case No. 2015-CR-01140
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Bruce A. Romanick
2016 ND 160883 N.W.2d 478
Oral Argument 3/8/2016

Highlight

An investigative stop must be justified by reasonable suspicion that the person stopped is, or is about to be, engaged in criminal activity.
A search incident to arrest is a recognized exception to the search warrant requirement, and an officer making a lawful arrest may search the arrestee and an object immediately associated with the arrestee.
A search incident to arrest is not invalid simply because the search preceded the arrest so long as the arrest quickly followed the search and the fruits of the search were not needed for probable cause to arrest.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
12/15/2015 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
02/11/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT COURT APPOINTED Bobbi Brown Weiler - 06546
APPELLEE ASST. STATE'S ATTORNEY Melanie Price Dornonville de la Cour - 07878

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 09/17/2015 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 09/17/2015
2 09/17/2015 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 09/18/2015
3 09/17/2015 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 09/17/2015 Notice served on Bobbi Brown Weiler and Richard J. Meurin
5 09/21/2015 STAY PENDING COURT APPROVAL OF CONDITIONAL PLEA, SENTENCING, AND JUDGMENT
6 10/13/2015 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED OCTOBER 12, 2015 (ENTRY NOS.1-51)
7 11/10/2015 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED AUGUST 17, 2015 & C.O.S. (Electronic Only)
8 12/15/2015 APPELLANT BRIEF (PDF) View
9 12/15/2015 E-FILED BRIEF (PDF)
10 12/15/2015 APPELLANT APPENDIX
11 12/16/2015 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to ATB & ATA(correct paragraph #'s)
12 12/17/2015 Rec'd 7 copies of ATB and 6 copies of ATA from Central Duplicating
13 12/18/2015 Rec'd $25 e-filing surcharge for ATB (24144)
14 01/11/2016 MOT. EXT/TIME APPELLEE BRIEF
15 01/11/2016 E-FILED MOTION
16 01/11/2016 ACTION BY CLERK (to be scheduled for March) - Granted : 02/16/2016
17 02/11/2016 APPELLEE BRIEF View
18 02/11/2016 DISK (AEB) (e-mailed)
19 02/16/2016 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
20 03/08/2016 APPEARANCES: Bobbi L. Weiler; Melanie P. Dornonville de la Cour
21 03/08/2016 ARGUED: Bobbi L. Weiler; Melanie P. Dornonville de la Cour
22 03/08/2016 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
23 08/17/2016 DISPOSITION
24 08/17/2016 SPLIT OPINION : Sandstrom, Dale V. View
25 08/17/2016 DISSENT : Kapsner, Carol Ronning
26 08/17/2016 DISSENT : Crothers, Daniel John
27 08/17/2016 Judgment Sent to Parties
28 09/09/2016 MANDATE