State v. Tammy J. Ettleman

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State v. Tammy J. Ettleman

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January 11, 2019
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S-17-0782 State v. Tammy J. Ettleman (Appellant)

District Court for Sanders County, Honorable Mary C. Gilbride

Attorneys: Kimberly A. Klein (Attorney General’s Office) --- Thomas J. Klein (Public Defender’s Office) (Appellant)

Criminal: Plea; felony child abuse; attempted possession of a controlled substance

Proceedings below: Appellant was convicted based on her pleas of no contest. The Court of Appeals reversed. Appellee filed a petition for further review which was granted by the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Issues: The Court of Appeals erred in reversing Appellant’s conviction by plea of no contest to felony child abuse, finding the plea was not supported by a sufficient factual basis and in suggesting that Appellant would not be subject to retrial after obtaining a plea agreement, and challenging the factual basis on appeal.