State v. Gerard Bridgeford

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State v. Gerard Bridgeford

Additional Case Names

State v. Judith Bridgeford

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Call Date
October 3, 2017
Case Time
9:00 AM
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Case Summary

S-16-1032 State v. Gerard Bridgeford (Appellant)

S-16-1035 State v. Judith Bridgeford (Appellant)

Cases consolidated for argument and disposition

Saunders County, Judge Mary C. Gilbride

Attorneys; Jennifer D. Joakim (Appellant Gerard Bridgeford) --- Mark A. Steele (for Appellant Judith Bridgeford) --- Siobhan E. Duffy (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal: Absolute discharge; speedy trial

Proceedings below: The court denied Appellants’ respective Motions for Absolute Discharge. The State filed a Petition to Bypass the Court of Appeals which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Issues: 1. The district court erred in denying Appellants’ motions for absolute discharge as Appellants were not brought to trial within the statutory time under Neb. Rev. Stat. § 29-1207 (Reissue 2016). 2. The district court erred in denying Appellants’ motion for absolute discharge based upon a constitutional right to a speedy trial. 

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