Nebraska Revised Statute 29-2020

Chapter 29 Section 2020

29-2020.

Bill of exceptions by defendant; request; procedure; exception in capital cases.

Except as provided in section 29-2525 for cases when the punishment is capital, in all criminal cases when a defendant feels aggrieved by any opinion or decision of the court, he or she may order a bill of exceptions. The ordering, preparing, signing, filing, correcting, and amending of the bill of exceptions shall be governed by the rules established in such matters in civil cases.

Source

  • G.S.1873, c. 58, § 482, p. 829;
  • R.S.1913, § 9123;
  • C.S.1922, § 10148;
  • C.S.1929, § 29-2020;
  • R.S.1943, § 29-2020;
  • Laws 1959, c. 120, § 1, p. 452;
  • Laws 1961, c. 135, § 2, p. 390;
  • Laws 1990, LB 829, § 1;
  • Laws 2015, LB268, § 17;
  • Referendum 2016, No. 426.
  • Note: The changes made to section 29-2020 by Laws 2015, LB 268, section 17, have been omitted because of the vote on the referendum at the November 2016 general election. This version of section 29-2020 is found in the 2008 Reissue of Volume 2A of the Revised Statutes of Nebraska.

Cross References

  • Error proceedings by county attorney, decision on appeal, see section 29-2316.

Annotations

  • Preparation of bill of exceptions in criminal case is governed by rules governing a civil case. Benedict v. State, 166 Neb. 295, 89 N.W.2d 82 (1958).

  • Sufficient exceptions were taken by convicted defendant to warrant consideration of alleged errors committed at trial. Scott v. State, 121 Neb. 232, 236 N.W. 608 (1931).

  • Affidavits for continuance will not be considered by appellate court unless embodied in bill of exceptions. Hans v. State, 50 Neb. 150, 69 N.W. 838 (1897).

  • Facts of which there is no evidence or recitation in bill of exceptions, will be disregarded in Supreme Court. McCall v. State, 47 Neb. 660, 66 N.W. 635 (1896).

  • In capital case, want of exception will not necessarily deprive prisoner of right to new trial for prejudicial errors of court. Schlencker v. State, 9 Neb. 300, 2 N.W. 710 (1879).

  • Arguments of counsel on questions raised during trial and remarks of court in deciding them serve no useful place in bill of exceptions and should be omitted. Clough v. State, 7 Neb. 320 (1878).

  • Prisoner tried for felony is entitled to new trial on ground of prejudicial erroneous instruction, even though no objection was taken thereto. Thompson v. People, 4 Neb. 524 (1876).