Buffington v. State

In Buffington v. State, 745 P.2d 78 (Alaska App. 1987) the defendant contended that his indictment was invalid because the State failed to present exculpatory evidence to the grand jury. The Court held: "Because the defendant's argument does not relate to the sufficiency of the indictment on its face and does not call into question the superior court's jurisdiction to hear the case, Buffington's failure to make a timely pretrial motion challenging the indictment constitutes a forfeiture of the issue under Criminal Rule 12." (Id. at 79.)