State v. Frederick
- State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
Demoris Omar Frederick, Defendant and Appellant
- Case Type
- CRIMINAL APPEAL : ASSAULT
- Appeal From
Case No. 2021-CR-01079
South Central Judicial District, Burleigh County
Pamela Ann Nesvig
Parties' Statement of Issues
I. Whether the district court created a structural error by denying Mr. Frederick’s constitutional right to a public trial.
II. Whether the district court created a reversable error by conducting voir dire off the record, making a transcript of the jury selection unavailable
1. Whether Frederick met his burden to demonstrate that the district court closed the courtroom during his trial.
2. Whether the failure to record voir dire or transcribe a sidebar is per se reversible error.
Demoris Frederick appeals from a criminal judgment entered after a jury convicted him of aggravated assault.
The State charged Frederick with aggravated assault and with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. In November 2021, the district court held a jury trial. The jury subsequently found Frederick guilty of aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon but acquitted him of conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. The court sentenced Frederick, and a criminal judgment was entered.
On appeal, Frederick argues the district court created a structural error by denying his constitutional right to a public trial. He also contends the court created a reversible error by conducting voir dire off the record, making a transcript of the jury selection unavailable.
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|Seq. #||Filing Date||Description||Attachment|
|1||03/01/2022||NOTICE OF APPEAL : 03/01/2022|
|2||03/01/2022||ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT : 03/03/2022|
|3||03/03/2022||NOT. OF FILING NOT. OF APPEAL AND PROOF OF SERV.|
|4||03/03/2022||Notice served on Kent M. Morrow & Tessa M. Vaagen|
|5||03/05/2022||Kiara C. Kraus-Parr appointed appellant counsel|
|6||03/07/2022||AMENDED ORDER FOR TRANSCRIPT|
|7||03/08/2022||Order denying request for transcripts filed in district court|
|8||03/08/2022||Order denying request for transcripts filed in district court|
|9||03/15/2022||MOTION FOR PRODUCTION OF TRANSCRIPTS|
|10||03/16/2022||ACTION BY CHIEF JUSTICE - Granted|
|11||03/16/2022||Order granting motion for production of transcripts|
|12||04/25/2022||ELEC. REC. ON APPEAL DATED MARCH 25, 2022 (ENTRY NOS.1-238, 240, 246-268)(Not Rec'd - 239, 241-245)|
|13||04/25/2022||ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 22, 2022(ENTRY NOS. 269-278)|
|14||04/26/2022||2ND ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 26, 2022 (ENTRY NOS. 279-285)|
|15||04/28/2022||3RD ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 27, 2022 (ENTRY NOS.286-289)|
|16||05/02/2022||4TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED APRIL 29, 2022 (ENTRY NOS. 290-293)|
|17||05/02/2022||5TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MAY 2, 2022 (ENTRY NOS. 294-298)|
|18||05/03/2022||All Transcripts Filed in Record|
|19||05/03/2022||6TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED MAY 3, 2022 (ENTRY NOS. 299-303)|
|21||06/13/2022||Oral Argument Request by Appellant|
|22||06/16/2022||Rec'd copies of ATB from Central Duplicating|
|24||07/13/2022||Oral Argument Request by Appellee|
|25||07/15/2022||Rec'd copies of AEB from Central Duplicating|
|26||08/20/2022||NOTICE OF ORAL ARGUMENT SENT|
|27||09/08/2022||APPEARANCES: Kiara C. Kraus-Parr/Dennis H. Ingold|
|28||09/08/2022||ARGUED: Kiara C. Kraus-Parr/Dennis H. Ingold|
|29||09/08/2022||ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST|
|30||09/09/2022||ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : VandeWalle, Gerald W.|
|31||11/08/2022||7TH ELEC. SUPP. RECORD ON APPEAL DATED NOVEMBER 7, 2022 (ENTRY NOS. 304-306)|