Tebay v. State

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FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF SUPREME COURT MARCH 24, 2021 STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA IN THE SUPREME COURT STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA 2021 ND 51 Nathan Tebay, Petitioner and Appellant v. State of North Dakota, Respondent and Appellee Nos. 20200316 & 20200317 Appeal from the District Court of Walsh County, Northeast Judicial District, the Honorable Barbara L. Whelan, Judge. AFFIRMED. Per Curiam. Kiara C. Kraus-Parr, Grand Forks, ND, for petitioner and appellant. Kelley M. R. Cole, State’s Attorney, Grafton, ND, for respondent and appellee; submitted on brief. Tebay v. State Nos. 20200316 & 20200317 Per Curiam. [¶1] Nathan Tebay appeals from two district court orders summarily dismissing his applications for post-conviction relief. Tebay applied for postconviction relief in two criminal cases, seeking to withdraw his guilty pleas, arguing his pleas were not made knowingly or voluntarily because he received ineffective assistance of counsel. The court granted the State’s motions to summarily dismiss, concluding Tebay had produced no competent admissible evidence to support his claims his guilty pleas were not voluntarily, knowingly or intelligently made, or that he received ineffective assistance of counsel. On appeal, Tebay argues the court erred by failing to hold an evidentiary hearing. [¶2] We conclude summary dismissal of Tebay’s application is supported by the record. We summarily affirm under N.D.R.App.P. 35.1(a)(6). [¶3] Jon J. Jensen, C.J. Gerald W. VandeWalle Daniel J. Crothers Lisa Fair McEvers Jerod E. Tufte 1