CNMI v. Ramangmau – Case Brief Summary (N.Mariana Islands)

In CNMI v. Ramangmau, 4 N. Mar. I. 227 (1995), the rules of the traffic code were implicated.

In Ramangmau, an information was used to charge the traffic offenses, one of which included 9 CMC § 5251, the same offense Babauta is charged with.

The Court did not directly address the interpretation of the traffic rules, however, as here, the information was filed a day after the accident, not at the scene of the accident.

In Ramangmau, the minor traffic offenses were included with the felonies in the information. As the Government argues, there is no provision in Com. R. Traf. P.3 which distinguishes minor traffic offenses from misdemeanors or felonies for purposes of prosecution.