State v. Ferguson

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State v. Ferguson

Case Number
Call Date
November 1, 2018
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Case Summary

S-17-1197 State v. Travis L. Ferguson (Appellant)

Lancaster County District Court, Judge Jodi L. Nelson

Attorneys: Austin N. Relph (Attorney General’s Office) --- Candice C. Wooster (Brennan & Nielson Law Offices, P.C.) (Appellant)

Criminal: Motion to suppress; dog sniff; possession of controlled substance; false reporting; child abuse

Proceedings below: Following a jury trial, Appellant was convicted and sentenced to 1 year and 90 days imprisonment, in aggregate, and 12 months post-release supervision.

Issues: The district court erred in 1) overruling Appellant’s motion to suppress evidence and statements, 2) sustaining the State’s objection, refusing to admit evidence that the vehicle the Appellant was driving had been previously involved in drug convictions, 3) admitting evidence of a telephone conversation between Appellant and Lindsey Hoag over defense counsel’s objection, 4) finding there was sufficient evidence to support a conviction of child abuse pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-707(1), and 5) imposing an excessive sentence.