State v. Smith

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State v. Smith

Case Number
Court Number
Call Date
March 12, 2019
Case Time
1:00 PM
Case Summary

A-18-461, State of Nebraska v. Ronnie S. Smith (Appellant)

Lancaster County, District Court, Judge John A. Colborn

Attorney for Appellant: Robert B. Creager (Anderson, Creager & Wittstruck, P.C., L.L.O.)

Attorneys for Appellee: Douglas J. Peterson and Siobhan E. Duffy (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action: Second Degree Forgery, $5,000 or more; Habitual Criminal

Action Taken by Trial Court: Following a jury trial, Smith was convicted of second degree forgery, $5,000 or more. The district court later found Smith to be a habitual criminal and sentenced him to a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to a maximum of 15 years’ imprisonment.

Assignments of Error on Appeal: Smith assigns (1) the evidence was insufficient to support the verdict, (2) the evidence was insufficient to support the aggregate loss computation, (3) the district court erred in admitting testimony regarding Smith’s use of a credit card, and (4) he was denied effective assistance of trial counsel.

Case Location
Court Type
District Court
Schedule Code
Panel Text
Moore, Chief Judge, Riedmann, and Bishop, Judges