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Oral Arguments before the Supreme Court

No. SCWC-29535 – Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 2 p.m.

STATE OF HAWAI`I, Respondent/Plaintiff-Appellee, vs. ROBERT N. TOMINIKO, Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant.                                       

Attorney(s) for Petitioner/Defendant-Appellant:
John M. Tonaki, Public Defender, and James S. Tabe and Jon M. Ikenaga, Deputies Public Defender

Attorney(s) for Respondent/Defendant-Appellee:

Keith M. Kaneshiro, Prosecuting Attorney, and Brian R. Vincent, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, City & County of Honolulu

NOTE:    Order assigning Circuit Court Judge Bert I. Ayabe due to a vacancy, filed 10/15/10.

NOTE:    Order accepting Application for Writ of Certiorari, filed 11/24/10.


University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa
William S. Richardson School of Law, Moot Courtroom
2515 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822-2328

COURT:    MER, CJ; PAN, SRA, JED, JJ; Circuit Court Judge Bert I. Ayabe, due to a vacancy

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Brief description

Petitioner-Defendant-Appellant Robert N. Tominiko (Tominiko) has applied for a writ of certiorari to the Intermediate Court of Appeals’ (ICA) July 15, 2010 Judgment on Appeal entered pursuant to its June 30, 2010 Memorandum Opinion.  The ICA affirmed the District Court of the First Circuit’s (district court) December 1, 2008 judgment, which convicted Tominiko of Operating a Vehicle Under the Influence of an Intoxicant (OVUII) in violation of Hawaii Revised Statutes § 291E-61(a)(1) and § 291E-61(a)(3) (Supp. 2008).

In his application, Tominiko asserts that the ICA gravely erred by holding that:  1) the OVUII charge was not insufficient; and 2) the district court did not err by denying Tominiko’s motion to suppress