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State v. Dahl

Docket No. 20210276
Oral Argument: Thursday, March 31, 2022 9:30 AM

Docket Info

Title
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
v.
Steven Ronald Dahl, Defendant and Appellant
Case Type
CRIMINAL APPEAL : DRUGS/CONTRABAND
Appeal From
Case No. 2019-CR-00260
Southeast Judicial District, Barnes County
Jay A. Schmitz
Oral Argument 3/31/2022

Parties' Statement of Issues

  • Appellant

    I. Whether Steven Dahl’s conviction should be reversed because the evidence was insufficient to sustain the jury’s verdict.
    II. Whether the jury instructions correctly informed the jury of the applicable law.

  • Appellee 1

    1. Whether the evidence received was sufficient to support the jury’s verdicts.
    2. Whether the jury instructions correctly informed the jury of the applicable law


Summary

Steven Dahl appeals a criminal judgment after a jury found him guilty of two counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Following a search of a house, Dahl was charged with four counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of bicycle theft. The case proceeded to trial. After the State rested its case in chief, Dahl moved for an acquittal. The district court granted Dahl’s motion for acquittal on the bicycle theft charge. The four counts of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia were decided by the jury. The jury found Dahl not guilty of two of the counts and guilty of the other two counts. One of the convictions was a felony.

On appeal, Dahl argues there was insufficient evidence to sustain the jury’s verdict, and the jury instructions incorrectly informed the jury of the applicable law on the felony charge.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
01/11/2022 APPELLANT BRIEF View
02/09/2022 APPELLEE BRIEF View

Counsel

Party Type Name
APPELLANT COURT APPOINTED Scott Orel Diamond - 05773
APPELLEE STATE'S ATTORNEY Tonya Duffy - 07553

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

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 10/05/2021 NOTICE OF APPEAL : 10/05/2021
2 10/05/2021 ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 10/05/2021
3 10/05/2021 NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.
4 10/05/2021 Notice Served on Scott O. Diamond and Tanya Duffy
5 10/05/2021 Notice of Court Appointed Counsel - Scott O. Diamond
6 11/02/2021 ELEC. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED NOVEMBER 1, 2021 (ENTRY NOS.1-17, 19-85, 91-99, 101-110)
7 11/02/2021 (Items Not Electronic - #18 - no doc)(86-90 bulky exhibits)(Del. Event #100 - Duplicate to #99)
8 12/06/2021 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED AUGUST 20, 2020 TO AUGUST 21, 2020 - TRIAL DAY 1
9 12/06/2021 ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT DATED AUGUST 20, 2020 TO AUGUST 21, 2020 - TRIAL DAY 2
10 12/06/2021 TRANSCRIPT CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
11 01/11/2022 APPELLANT BRIEF View
12 01/11/2022 APPELLANT APPENDIX
13 01/13/2022 Rec'd 3 copies of ATB and ATA back from CD
14 02/01/2022 ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED JANUARY 31, 2022 (ENTRY NOS. 111-114 )
15 02/09/2022 APPELLEE BRIEF View
16 02/09/2022 Rec'd non-substantive corrections to AEB
17 02/10/2022 Rec'd 3 copies of AEB back from CD
18 02/15/2022 NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
19 02/16/2022 NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED ORAL ARGUMENT SENT
20 03/23/2022 2ND ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MARCH 22, 2022(ENTRY NOS. 115-120)
21 03/30/2022 3RD ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MARCH 29, 2022 (ENTRY NOS. 121-123)
22 03/31/2022 APPEARANCES: Scott O. Diamond/Tanya Duffy
23 03/31/2022 ARGUED: Scott O. Diamond/Tanya Duffy
24 03/31/2022 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST