State v. Garza

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State v. Garza

Additional Case Names
1:30 pm
Case Number
A-19-0474
Court Number
Scotts Bluff
Call Date
September 10, 2020
Case Time
1:00 PM
Case Summary

A-19-0474, State of Nebraska (Appellee) v. Charles E. Garza, Jr. (Appellant)

District Court of Scotts Bluff County, Judge Leo P. Dobrovolny

Attorney for Appellant: Sarah P. Newell (Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy)

Attorney for Appellee: Nathan A. Liss (Office of the Attorney General)

Criminal: Motion to Suppress; Constructive Possession

Action Taken by Trial Court: The district court overruled Appellant’s motions to suppress evidence obtained as a result of searches pursuant to a warrant. The motions alleged that the affidavits in support of the searches lacked probable cause. The district court also instructed the jury regarding constructive possession. Appellant was found guilty by a jury of various drug related offenses.

Assignments of Error on Appeal: On appeal, Appellant alleges that the district court erred in overruling his motions to suppress and erred in incorrectly instructing the jury regarding constructive possession.

Case Location
Lincoln
Court Type
District Court
Schedule Code
A2
Panel Text
Pirtle, Riedmann, and Arterburn, Judges