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Criminal Law: Domestic Assault-Writ of Prohibition-Dismissal of Charges

Relator sought a writ of prohibition or mandamus directing the trial court to sustain his motion to dismiss with prejudice two counts in his criminal information relating to domestic assault and victim-tampering. The court previously issued a preliminary writ of ...

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Domestic Relations: Child Support-Marital Property-Distribution

Where a mother involved in a dissolution challenged the orders for child support and the distribution of marital property, the trial court erred in reducing the child-support obligation because the child-support start date predated the filing of her petition and ...

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Criminal Law: Domestic Assault-911 Call Evidence-Hearsay

Where a defendant, who was found guilty of counts including third-degree kidnapping and domestic assault, challenged the admission of evidence of three 911 calls, the calls by an unknown man and woman were properly admitted under the present-sense-impression exception to ...

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Criminal Law: Invalid Warrant-Good-Faith Exception-‘New’ Arguments

Where a defendant in a child-pornography case challenged the denial of his motion to suppress evidence, the judgment is affirmed because even though the warrant was invalid, the good-faith exception applied to the agents’ use of the warrant, and what ...

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Criminal Law: Drug Conspiracy-Drug-Courier Testimony-Willful Blindness

Where a defendant in a methamphetamine-conspiracy case challenged her convictions, arguing that she did not knowingly commit the crimes, a police officer’s expert testimony about drug trafficking did not constitute impermissible drug-courier testimony because the testimony was to establish that ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing-Substantive Reasonableness

  Where a defendant in a child-pornography case challenged his within-guidelines sentence, the defendant did not show that the sentence was substantively unreasonable, and the judgment is affirmed, and counsel is granted leave to withdraw because there were no nonfrivolous ...

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