State v. Smith

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State v. Smith

Case Number
Call Date
September 29, 2015
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Case Summary

S-15-0240 State of Nebraska (Appellee) v. Rodney C. Smith (Appellant)

Douglas County, Judge Shelly Stratman

Attorneys: Thomas C. Riley, Douglas County Public Defender, and Bethany R. Heirigs, Assistant Douglas County Public Defender (Appellant) ' David Smalheiser, Omaha City Prosecutor, and Kevin J. Slimp, Assistant City Prosecutor (Appellee)

Criminal: prosecution for cruelty to animals

Proceedings Below: On appeal from Rodney C. Smith's conviction in county court for cruelty to animals, the district court determined that his motion to suppress had been properly overruled and affirmed his conviction.

Issues: whether the evidence obtained during an animal control officer's warrantless seizure of Smith's dog was admissible under the emergency doctrine.