State v. Lang

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State v. Lang

Case Number
Call Date
December 3, 2019
Case Time
9:00 AM
Court Number
Case Location
Court Type
District Court
Case Summary

S-19-0275 State of Nebraska v. Jessica J. Lang (Appellant)

Hall County District Court, Judge Mark J. Young

Attorneys:  Douglas J. Peterson and Jordan Osborne (Office of the Attorney General, for Appellee) –Gerard A. Piccolo (Hall County Public Defender’s Office, for Appellant)

Criminal: Possession of a controlled substance; Possession of marijuana; Possession of drug paraphernalia

Proceedings below:  The trial court overruled Appellant’s motion to suppress and her motions to determine competency. Following a stipulated bench trial, Appellant was convicted of the crimes charged and sentenced.

Issues:  Whether the trial court erred in 1) overruling Appellant’s motion to suppress; 2) overruling Appellant’s motions to determine competency. Appellant further assigns that her trial counsel provided ineffective assistance in 1) moving to determine competency rather than moving to continue trial; 2) stipulating to use evidence Appellant had sought to suppress; and 3) failing to preserve the issue of competency for appeal.

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