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Criminal Law: Instructions – Leaving Accident Scene

Where a defendant convicted of leaving the scene of an accident objected to an instruction that he claimed conflicted with the substantive law, the defendant’s interpretation would conflict with the goals of the statute, and the trial court did not ...

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Criminal Law: Involuntary Manslaughter – Criminal Negligence – Evidence

Where the state showed that a defendant in an involuntary manslaughter case drove on the wrong side of the road and was intoxicated, the evidence was sufficient to show that the defendant was criminally negligent to support the conviction, and ...

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Criminal Law: Post-Conviction Relief – Guilty Plea – Altered Agreement

Where a defendant’s attorney did not object when the state at a plea hearing added a caveat to the defendant’s plea agreement, the defendant was entitled to an evidentiary hearing on his allegations of ineffective assistance of counsel because he ...

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Criminal Law: Sentencing – Reasonableness – Illegal Reentry

Where a defendant who pleaded guilty to illegal re-entry of the country argued that his 46-month sentence was substantively unreasonable, the district court’s explanation that the defendant had a serious criminal history that warranted no more patience was not unreasonable, ...

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