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State v. Welch

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

A-12-0951, State of Nebraska v. Deandra C. Welch (Appellant)

Lancaster County, District Judge Robert Otte

Attorney for Appellant:  John Jorgensen (Deputy Public Defender)

Attorney for Appellee:  Melissa R. Vincent (Assistant Attorney General)

Criminal Action:  Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person; Driving Under Suspension

Action Taken by Trial Court:  The district court, after a jury trial, convicted Welch of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and driving under suspension. Welch was later sentenced to 6 to 10 years’ imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and 1 to 3 months’ imprisonment for driving under suspension. The sentences were ordered to be served concurrently. Welch was given 73 days credit for time served.

Assignments of Error on Appeal:  Welch assigns that (1) the district court improperly admitted Exhibit 26, a copy of four recorded telephone calls, (2) the district court erred in overruling his motion to suppress the evidence obtained from a warrantless search of his vehicle, (3) the remaining, properly admitted evidence was insufficient to support his conviction for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and (4) the district court imposed an excessive sentence.

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