State v. Hartzell

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State v. Hartzell

Case Number
Call Date
August 26, 2019
Case Time
9:00 AM
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Case Location
Court Type
District Court
Case Summary

S-18-1105 State of Nebraska (Appellee) v. Shalynn Hartzell (Appellant)

District Court of Adams County, District Judges Teri S. Harder and Stephen R. Illingworth

Attorneys: Douglas Peterson, Attorney General and Jordan Osborne, Assistant Attorney General – John Heieck and Kelsey Helget (Adams County Public Defender)

Criminal: Possession of a Controlled Substance

Proceedings Below: Following the court’s denial of Hartzell’s motion to suppress evidence and admissions on constitutional grounds, a bench trial ensued. At the close of the trial Hartzell was found guilty of Possession of a Controlled Substance. Following a presentence investigation and sentencing hearing, Hartzell was sentenced to two years’ probation.

Issues: Whether the trial court erred when it denied Hartzell’s motion to suppress the evidence and incriminating statements, stemming from a traffic stop and search that Hartzell contends was in violation of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments.

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