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Criminal Practice – Jurisdiction – Arrested Judgment – Sentencing – Superior Court – DWI (access required)

State v. Petty The district court arrested judgment on defendant's DWI conviction. Three weeks later, the state pointed out the impropriety of such a ruling, and the district court sentenced defendant. Contrary to the finding of the superior court, the district court did have authority to sentence defendant; rather than dismissing the charge against defendant, the superior court should have conducted a trial de novo.

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