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Case Heading (S-15-0298)
Parent:S-15-0298Case Docketed On:12/31/2015
Consolidated: S-20-0009 , S-20-0162
Status:Oral/Under Advisement
Original Court:Second Judicial District Carbon CountyCase Type:Direct Appeal - Criminal - Offenses Against the Person 6-2-101 - 6-2-509
Full Title:JOHN MICHAEL SIDES, JR., Appellant (Defendant), v. THE STATE OF WYOMING, Appellee (Plaintiff).

- Party Information
RoleParty NameAttorney(s)
AppellantJohn Michael Sides Jr.Lauren McLane
Andrew Sickenberger
AppelleeThe State of WyomingChristyne Marie Martens
Bridget L. Hill
Jenny Lynn Craig
Joshua Charles Eames

- Case Decision Information
Issues:Criminal Law -Counsel, Criminal Law -Guilty plea, Criminal Law -Sentencing, Post-Conviction Relief
Opinion Number:

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Docket Information
Filing DateDocument DescriptionDocket Entry TypeDocket Entry SubtypeStatus
12/31/2015Event - Docketed and indexedEventDocketed and indexedFinal
12/31/2015Notice-Incoming - Record completion notice from district courtNotice-IncomingRecord completion notice from district courtFinal
12/31/2015Notice-Outgoing - Docketing letterNotice-OutgoingDocketing letterFinal
02/12/2016Motion - Extension of time - briefMotionExtension of time - briefFinal
02/16/2016Event - Hardcopy received - Motion for Extension of Time to File BriefEventHardcopy receivedFinal
02/16/2016Order Granting Appellant's Request for Extension to File BriefOrderGrant - extension of timeFinal
03/24/2016Motion - Stay briefing - unopposedMotionStay briefing - unopposedFinal
03/25/2016Event - Hardcopy received - Motion for Stay of Briefing ScheduleEventHardcopy receivedFinal
04/05/2016Order Granting Motion to Stay BriefingOrderStay briefingFinal
11/03/2016Event - Phone Call to Washakie District Court Clerk, Judge is certifying Rule 11 Questions.EventPhone CallFinal
01/13/2017Notice-Internal - Status check - remand; called PD, no activity in Washakie County case, will follow upNotice-InternalStatus check - remandFinal
05/05/2017Notice-Internal - Status check - remand - Order After Status Conference filed 4/24/2017 in Washakie District Court sets briefing schedule of 45 days for defendant to file his brief and counsel for the State shall have 30 days to file reply brief. The Court will then schedule a hearing to determine these issues.Notice-InternalStatus check - remandFinal
09/06/2017Event - Phone Call to Holly in Judge Skar's chambers. She stated that the briefs have been filed and we are just waiting for the judge to make his decision. I told her I would call back in a month for a status check. LauraEventPhone CallFinal
10/20/2017Event - Phone Call to Holly in Judge Skar's chambers for another status check. She will let Judge Skar know that we are inquiring again about this case that has been stayed for over a year.EventPhone CallFinal
11/21/2017Event - Phone Call to Judge Skar's chambers for another status check. Couldn't leave message as recording tells you to try back and then disconnects. Will call next week after the Holiday weekend.EventPhone CallFinal
11/30/2017Event - Phone Call with Kirk Morgan. He does not have any additional updates from District Court. Briefs have been submitted.EventPhone CallFinal
12/07/2017Correspondence - Outgoing - Letter to Judge Skar requesting status updateCorrespondenceOutgoingFinal
03/28/2018Event - Phone Call to Judge Skar's office re: sentencing status on 1995-0012. Judge's J.A. stated he has not been resentenced yet, awaiting for county atty to arrange for defendant to come back to court. She will print out the their "Order Re: Defendant's Appearance in Person for Sentencing" so he can speak with counsel.EventPhone CallFinal
05/14/2018Event - Phone Call to Holly in Judge Skar's Chambers. She said she knows the judge talked to the County Attorney a couple of weeks ago, but nothing has been scheduled yet. She will let him know we called again.EventPhone CallFinal
05/23/2018Event - Phone Call from Judge Skar. The County Attorney never requested a setting, so he will be setting the sentencing himself for sometime in September. He will send us a copy of the notice of setting when issued.EventPhone CallFinal
07/03/2019Notice-Incoming - Entry of appearance - Lauren McLane obo AppellantNotice-IncomingEntry of appearanceFinal
07/05/2019Event - Hardcopy received - Entry of AppearanceEventHardcopy receivedFinal
07/19/2019Motion - Withdrawal of counsel (Morgan)MotionWithdrawal of counselFinal
07/22/2019Event - Hardcopy received - Motion to withdrawEventHardcopy receivedFinal
07/22/2019Order - Granting withdrawal of counsel (Office of the State Public Defender)OrderGranting withdrawal of counselFinal
11/19/2019Rulings-Other Courts/Agencies - Order on Motion to Correct Illegal Sentence filed 11/13/2019 in the Ninth Judicial District, Washakie County, Honorable Bobbi Overfield.Rulings-Other Courts/AgenciesOtherFinal
01/15/2020Order Lifting Stay and Setting Briefing ScheduleOrderLifting StayFinal
03/03/2020Notice-Incoming - District Court Pleading - Rule 21 motion with affidavits, State of Wyoming Confidential Information Form, Motion for Change of JudgeNotice-IncomingDistrict Court PleadingFinal
03/03/2020Order - Stay Briefing-Ineffective AssistanceOrderStay Briefing-Ineffective AssistanceFinal
03/09/2020Rulings-Other Courts/Agencies - Order of Assignment (Assigning Honorable Tori R. A. Kricken)Rulings-Other Courts/AgenciesOtherFinal
03/30/2020Notice-Incoming - District Court Pleading - Defendant's Response to State's Reply BriefNotice-IncomingDistrict Court PleadingFinal
04/20/2020Notice-Incoming - District Court Pleading - Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Order on Rule 21 Motion Regarding Ineffective Assistance of Trial CounselNotice-IncomingDistrict Court PleadingFinal
04/20/2020Order - Lifting StayOrderLifting StayFinal
05/01/2020Order - Stay briefingOrderStay briefingFinal
07/24/2020Order Consolidating Appeals, Lifting Stay and Setting Briefing ScheduleOrderConsolidating casesFinal
09/09/2020Brief of Appellant; and received Designation of RecordBriefAppellantFinal
10/08/2020Notice-Incoming - Consent of Client - Lauren McLaneNotice-IncomingConsent of ClientFinal
10/08/2020Notice-Incoming - Consent of Client - Andrew SickenbergerNotice-IncomingConsent of ClientFinal
10/26/2020Brief - AppelleeBriefAppelleeFinal
10/27/2020Notice-Outgoing - Notice of case maturityNotice-OutgoingNotice of case maturityFinal
10/27/2020Event - Hardcopy received - Brief of Appellee; and received copy of designation of record on appealEventHardcopy receivedFinal
11/13/2020Brief - Appellant replyBriefAppellant replyFinal
11/13/2020Order Lifting Stay and Consolidating Cases (Cases are consolidated for purposes of oral argument and decision)OrderConsolidating casesFinal
11/16/2020Notice-Outgoing - Request for transmitted record on appeal (Carbon County)Notice-OutgoingRequest for transmitted record on appealFinal
11/18/2020Order - Oral argument scheduledOrderOral argument scheduledFinal
11/19/2020Record - Transmitted record on appeal from district court clerk (Carbon County), nineteen total volumes. Volumes 1-2, Original Papers; Volumes 3-5, Confidential Folders; Volumes 6-14, Transcripts - 9; Volume 15, Original Papers; Volume 16, Transcripts -6; Volume 17, Exhibits; Volume 18, Confidential Folder; Volume 19, Original Papers.RecordTransmitted record on appealFinal
11/23/2020Record - Transmitted record on appeal from district court clerk (Washakie County), five volumes. Volumes 1-4, Original Papers; Volume 5, Transcripts (10).RecordTransmitted record on appealFinal
11/30/2020Record receipt for Washakie County record inadvertently addressed to Carbon County. Letter forwarded to Washakie County for their records.Notice-OutgoingOtherFinal
12/02/2020Notice-Incoming - Receipt acknowledgment - oral argument setting received by Andrew Sickenberger obo appellantNotice-IncomingReceipt acknowledgment - oral argument settingFinal
12/16/2020Notice-Internal - Oral argument notice, argued before Chief Justice Davis, Justices Fox, Kautz, Boomgaarden and Gray (Lauren McLane and Andrew Sickenberger (Student Intern) obo Appellant, argument by Mr. Sickenberger; Joshua Eames obo Appellee) and taken under advisementNotice-InternalOral argument noticeFinal