Court of Appeals - Criminal-Post Conviction Opinions

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By Release Date 

    • Release Date Docket# Case Name Opinion Notes

       June 24, 2015

      42229 State v. Jason Ephriam Rowland Opinion

       Motion to suppress possession of controlled substance.

       June 24, 2015

      42420 State v. Jacob Taylor Rainier  Opinion

       Possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

       June 19, 2015

      42397 State v. Kurtis Thomas Keley Opinion 

       Battery on a law enforcement officer

       June 15, 2015

      41661 State v. Kenneth Randall Smith   Opinion

      Aggravated assault; aggravated battery; DUI; possession of methamphetamine.

      June 15, 2015

      42070 State v. Michael Douglas White   Opinion

       Appeal from order revoking probation

      May 29, 2015

      41981 State v. Heather Lynn Heard  Opinion

      Appeal from denial of suppression motion

       May 28, 2015

      42169 State v. Dona Nichoeal Westlake Opinion 

      State's appeal from order granting suppression motion

       May 27, 2015

      41995 Juan Manuel Arellano v. State Opinion  

       POST-CONVICTION - Ineffective assistance of defense counsel claim

      May 22, 2015

      41790 State v. Russell Glenn Davis Opinion

      Possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver.  

      May 19, 2015

      41821-41822 State v. Leroy S. Wilske Opinion 

       DUI (alcohol); possession of controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia.

      May 15, 2015

      40759 State v. Justin Lee Wilson Opinion 

       Appeal from denial of motions to exclude witness & to continue trial. (DUI)

      May 15, 2015

      42103 State v. Domingo Jesus Diaz Opinion  

       SUBSTITUTE OPINON - Battery and assault with the intent to commit rape. The Court's prior OPINION dated May 6, 2015 is WITHDRAWN.

      May 13, 2015 

      41677 Richard Joseph Wagner v. State Opinion

      Lewd conduct with a child under 16.  The Court's prior UNPUBLISHED Opinion issued March 4, 2015 is WITHDRAWN. 

      May 13, 2015

      41675 State v. Corey Steven Kubat Opinion  Possession of controlled substance

      May 4, 2015

      41549 State v. John Joseph Fairchild Opinion Grand theft
      Apr 27, 2015 41414 Robert Terry Johnson v. State Opinion  Post-Conviction. First-degree murder
      Apr 8, 2015 41063 State v. Brant Lee Eversole Opinion DUI; motion to suppress (warrantless blood draw)
      Apr 7, 2015 41913 State v. Wade Allen Tomlinson Opinion DUI  (breath alcohol test results)
      Apr 6, 2015 42202 State v. Jodie Marie Edwards Opinion Possession of a controlled substance
      Apr 2, 2015 41603 State v. Brian Neil Pratt Opinion Delivery & trafficking of a controlled substance
      Mar 30, 2015 41497 State v. Gerald K. Umphenour Opinion Possession - Methamphetamine
      Mar 13, 2015 41824 State v. Kelsey Rose Hopkins  Opinion SUBSTITUTE OPINION - Malicious injury to property
      Feb 25, 2015 41832 State v. Victoria Bea Morin  Opinion Driving under the influence of drugs
      Feb 25, 2015 41594 State v. Angela Marie Boehm  Opinion DUI without privileges
      Feb 18, 2015 41933 State v. Richard Glenn Morris  Opinion  Motion to suppress
      Feb 17, 2015 40038 State v. Matthew James Gonzales  Opinion Motion to withdraw guilty plea - folony injury to a child
      Feb 13, 2015 41539 State v. Dwayne Allan Bradley Opinion Trafficking - methamphetamine
      Feb 12, 2015 41458 State v. Dustin Thomas Armstrong Opinion Motion to suppress
      Feb 11, 2015 41890 Haris Keserovic v. State Opinion Post-Conviction.  A plea of guilty to an aggravated felony resulted in deportation. State appeals from reversal of grant for summary dismissal of petition for PC relief
      Jan 15, 2015 41288 State v. Russell Allen Passons Opinion Aggravated assault & burglary
      Jan 13, 2015 41240 Dennis Raymond Heilman v. State Opinion Appeal from summary dismissal of successive petition for post-conviction relief.  - Rape / aggravated assault
      Jan 8, 2015 42024 State v. Michelle Alece Mace Opinion Appeal from order rescinding credit for time served
      Dec 23, 2014 41772/41773 Tarango DeForest Padilla v. State Opinion Post-Conviction - Ineffective assistance
      Dec 19, 2014 41462 State v. Jonathan A. Collins Opinion Lewd conduct with minor under sixteen
      Dec 19, 2014 41236 State v. James D. Kirk Opinion Lewd conduct with minor under sixteen
      Dec 17, 2014 41862 State v. Murray Casey Carter Opinion DUI; felony eluding
      Dec 16, 2014 41762 State v. Gaylord Jay Colvin Opinion State appeals from district court's reversal of magistrate's order denying motion to suppress
      Dec 10, 2014 41997-41998 State v. John Huey Daniels Opinion State appeals from district court's dismissal of appeals in the decision to dismiss the complaint charging destruction of insured property
      Dec 4, 2014 41892 State v. Shepherd Reale Opinion Sexual abuse of a child under sixteen; restitution order
      Dec 4, 2014 41015 State v. John M. Barber Opinion Possession of marijuana
      Dec 3, 2014 40855 State v. Tami Marie Southwick Opinion Possession of methamphetamine
      Dec 3, 2014 40895 State v. Kirk Julliard Gosch Opinion Manufacturing of, possession of and intent to deliver marijuana
      Nov 25, 2014 40733 State v. Arthur Gene Schmierer Opinion Enticing children over the internet
      Nov 20, 2014 39622 State v. Jonathan Earl Folk Opinion Lewd conduct with child under sixteen
      Nov 12, 2014 41173 State v. Robert Louis Stevenson Opinion Order denying motion for credit for time served
      Nov 6, 2014 41221 State v. Jay Alton Roach Opinion DUI - Order excluding expert testimony
      Nov 6, 2014 40930 State v. William Jack Bias Opinion DUI
      Nov 3, 2014 40091 State v. Richard Allen Larson Opinion SUBSTITUTE OPINION. Aggravated Assault.  Prior Opinion of 8/15/14 is WITHDRAWN.
      October 31, 2014 41365 State v. Jeffrey J. Hughes Opinion State appeals dismissal of two felony counts - taking wildlife
      October 30, 2014 41533 State v. Junior Larry Hillbroom Opinion No contact order
      October 22, 2014 40915/41205 State v. Aaron Louis Bitkoff Opinion Credit for time served
      October 22, 2014 40751 Ernesto Garza Lopez Opinion Post Conviction - Felony domestic batery
      October 22, 2014 40824 Michael Parvin v. State Opinion Post Conviction - Lewd conduct with a child under sixteen
      October 20, 2014 41923 State v. Christopher D. Griffith Opinion Motion to correct illegal sentence - First Degree Murder
               
      October 15, 2014 41534 State v. Nathan David Neal Opinion Order suppressing evidence
      October 10, 2014 40769 Larry Severson v. State Opinion First Degree Murder
      October 8, 2014 41431 State v. Justin Lee Pedersen Opinion Motion to suppress
      October 8, 2014 40661/40828 Gregory Joseph Nelson v. State Opinion Kidnapping; lewd conduct with a minor
      October 8, 2014 41241 State v. Richard L. Beck Opinion Motion to suppress
      October 2, 2014 41535 State v. Alfredo Lopez Rocha Opinion DUI
      Sept 29, 2014 40682 State v. Anthony Edward Ortega - Opinion Felony injury to a child
      Sept 24, 2014 41541 State v. Troy Cameron Young - Opinion Domestic battery in the presence of a child
      Sept 24, 2014 41660 State v. Jeffrey Alan Denny - Opinion Credit for time served
      Sept 24, 2014 41046 State v. Matthew O. Brooks - Opinion Possession of controlled substance
      Sept 24, 2014 40662 State v. Justin B. Miller - Opinion Aggravated assault & battery
      Sept 18, 2014 41489 State v. Big Dawg - Opinion Bail Bonds appeals partial exoneration
      Sept 8, 2014 39745 Daniel Lee Dixon v. State - Opinion Post Conviction - Lewd conduct with a minor under sixteen
      Sept 2, 2014 41358 State v. Marvin Orellana-Castro - Opinion Lewd conduct and sexual abuse of a minor
      Sept 2, 2014 41449 Sean M. Cook v. State - Opinion State appeals judgment granting Post Conviction relief
      Aug 22, 2014 41114 State v. Andrew Taylor - Opinion Possession - Meth
      Aug 22, 2014 41147 State v. Connor G. Spies - Opinion Motion to suppress - Possession
      Aug 22, 2014 40777 Popoca-Garcia v. State - Opinion Substitute Opinion - Appeal from denial of Post Conviction petition for relief from plea resulting in deportation.
      Aug 20, 2014 39672 State v. Gutierrez-Medina - Opinion Post Conviction - Delivery of controlled substance
      Aug 20, 2014 41161 State v. Doe (13-14) - Opinion Juvenile - Malicious injury to proerty
      Aug 13, 2014 41499 James Dee Olsen v. State - Opinion Post Conviction - DUI
      Aug 12, 2014 41378 State v. Michael Jay Freitas - Opinion Transferring water in violation of city ordinance
      July 30, 2014 40291 State v. Benjamin Patrick Dugan - Opinion Injuring jails
      July 24, 2014 39876 State v. Rey Alfredo Ornelas - Opinion Lewd conduct with minor child
      July 24, 2014 41428 State v. Desiree B. Eliasen - Opinion Second degree stalking
      July 24, 2014 40475 State v. George Alan Kapelle - Opinion

      This is a Substitute Opinion.  Denial of motion to suppress

      July 18, 2014 40963 Harvey L. Mahler v. State - Opinion Post Conviction - Lewd conduct with a minor
      July 18, 2014 41235 Lee Edd Green, Jr. v. State - Opinion Post Conviction - Lewd conduct with a minor
      July 10, 2014 41402 State v. Dennis Earl Hiebert - Opinion Possession of controlled substance
      July 10, 2014 41165 State v. Lloyd Hardin McNeil - Opinion Order of restitution
      July 9, 2014 41270 State v. Christopher T. Weaver - Opinion Order of restitution
      July 3, 2014 41325 State v. Heidi H. Swenson  -Opinion DUI-Administration of breath test
      July 2, 2014 40924 Marc Edward Klein v. State - Opinion Post Conviction - Vehicular manslaughter
      June 30, 2014 39161 State v. Arlyn V. Orr - Opinion DUI
      June 13, 2014 39847 State v. Martin Edmo Ish - Opinion Controlled Sub.
      May 30, 2014 40720 State v. Shawn O'Shay Davis, II - Opinion Grand Theft
      May 23, 2014 41168 State v. Johnson - Opinion State's Appeal of Acquittal
      May 22, 2014 40419 State v. Allen Keith Clontz - Opinion DUI
      May 20, 2014 41158 State v. Jose Perez-Jungo - Opinion Controlled Sub.
      May 19, 2014 40941 State v. Kenny Struhs - Opinion Vehicular Manslaughter
      May 12, 2014 40696 State v. Allen - Opinion Motions for Relief and to Seal
      May 12, 2014 40175 State v. Ruggiero - Opinion State Appeals Dismissal SUB
      May 7, 2014 41212 State v. Stephen D. L'Abbe - Opinion Speeding
      May 6, 2014 40950 State v. Mark C. Hunter - Opinion Motion to Suppress - DUI
      Apr 30, 2014 40026  State v. Hamlin  Opinion  Sexual Abuse - Vulnerable
      Apr 25, 2014 39207 Woodrow Grant v. State Opinion Post Conviction - Battery
      Apr 22, 2014 39684 State v. Frank D. Marks Opinion Lewd Conduct
      Apr 18, 2014 40985 State v. Kevin Michael Nicolescu Opinion DUI
      Apr 17, 2014 40423 State v. Santos Tena Opinion Controlled Sub.
      Apr 1, 2014 40995 State v. Nikolas Sherman Opinion Controlled Sub.
      Mar 28, 2014 40222   State v. Wayne D. Anderson Opinion  Lewd Conduct
      Mar 27, 2014 39547 Miguel C. Joyner v. State Opinion No Contact (PC)
      Mar 26, 2014 39529 State v. Valentin Calvillo Opinion Lewd Conduct
      Mar 26, 2014 40811 Cecil G. Daniels v. State Opinion DUI
      Mar 25, 2014 40544 State v. Robert Javier Garcia, Jr. Opinion  
      Mar 17, 2014 40471/40472 Kent Hall v. State Opinion Post-Conviction - Possession
      Mar 10, 2014 40506 State v. Jacob M. Torrez Opinion Aggravated DUI
      Feb 28, 2014   40223/40224     State v. Rafael Galvan Opinion   Stalking
      Feb 28, 2014  40718   State v. Gregory Scott McAmis Opinion  Grand Theft
      Feb 24, 2014   38123 State v. Timothy Nichols  Opinion Statutory Rape 
      Feb 21, 2014   40289 State v. Derek Edward Moad  Opinion  Male Rape
      Feb 20, 2014 40503 State v. Pierre J. Saviers Opinion No-Contact
      Feb 11, 2014 40416 State v. Bryce S. Mendel Opinion Controlled Sub
      Feb 11, 2014 40428 State v. Morgan C. Alley Opinion Controlled Sub
      Feb 10, 2014 40241 State v. Rhonda Trusdall Opinion DUI
      Feb 10, 2014 39933 State v. Brandon Eddins Opinion Assault
      Feb 5, 2014 40673 State v. Albert Ray Moore Opinion Credit for Time Served
      Feb 4, 2014 39811 State v. Martin C. Cardoza Opinion Trafficking
      Feb 4, 2014 39255/40628 State v. Lee Odell Fair Opinion Assault
        Jan 24, 2014  40616    State v. Charles A. Vaughn, Jr. Opinion No Contact  
      Jan 17, 2014   39219  State v. Kristi L. Hurles Opinion  Grand Theft
      Jan 10, 2014   40477  State v. Teddy Edghill Opinion [SUBSTITUTE] 
      Jan 10, 2014   40634  State v. Jacob Jerome Buck Opinion  Possession
      Jan 6, 2014 40359 State v. Joseph Thomas Iverson Opinion Battery
      Dec 30, 2013  39426/39427 State v. Chase Dalton Gillespie  Opinion  Sexually Exploitative
      Dec 30, 2013 40353 Wally Kay Schultz v. State Opinion Post-Conviction
      Dec 23, 2013 39484/39485/39486 State v. Shawn M. Kesling Opinion Order Revoking Probation
      Dec 19, 2013 40239 State v. Derek W. Howard Opinion Motion to Suppress
      Dec 12, 2013 40417 Gregory S. McAmis v. State Opinion Grand Theft
      Dec 10, 2013 39908 State v. Daniel L. Widner Opinion Trafficking
      Dec 10, 2013 39218 Edward Stevens v. State Opinion Post-Conviction
      Nov 26, 2013 39903  State v. Donald Houser  Opinion Assault 
      Nov 21, 2013 38554 State v. Darren Carmouche Opinion Battery
      Nov 14, 2013 39287 State v. Franklin Osterhoudt Opinion Rape
      Nov 14, 2013 38896 State v. William Franklin Wolfe Opinion [SUBSTITUTE]  Rule 35
      Nov 12, 2013 40135 State v. Juan L. Juarez Opinion DUI
      Nov 8, 2013 39881 State v. Lloyd Hardin McNeil Opinion Manslaughter
      Oct 25, 2013 39954  State v. Garry K. Widmyer Opinion Lewd Conduct 
      Oct 25, 2013 39943 State v. J. Bradshaw Opinion Destruction of Evidence
      Oct 22, 2013 40069 State v. Kori Lynn Ward Opinion Order Supressing
      Oct 22, 2013 39284 State v. Daniel & Kathleen Bergerud Opinion  
      Oct 7, 2013 40165 State v. Ricardo Ozuna, Jr. Opinion Lewd
      Sept 19, 2013 39226   State v. Mark L. Ellis Opinion  Motion to Supress
      Sept 6, 2013 38347 State v. Keith Allan Brown Opinion Manslaughter
      Sept 6, 2013 39682/39683 State v. Moses Olivas, Jr.  Opinion Sex Offender
      Sept 5, 2013 39891 State v. Gary L. Schall Opinion DUI
      July 23, 2013 38813  State v. Tankovich Opinion  Malicious Harrassment
      July 17, 2013 36427 State v. Leotis B. Branigh, III Opinion Murder
      July 12, 2013 39139 State v. Elias Opinion Forcible Penetration
      July 11, 2013 40244 State v. Tracy Lorene Davis Opinion DUI