September 6, 2012
STATE OF IDAHO,
CHESTER LEE OLSEN,
Appeal from the District Court of the Fifth Judicial District, State of Idaho, Minidoka County. Hon. Jonathan P. Brody, District Judge.
2012 Unpublished Opinion No. 628
Stephen W. Kenyon, Clerk
THIS IS AN UNPUBLISHED OPINION AND SHALL NOT BE CITED AS AUTHORITY
Judgment of conviction and unified sentence of seven years, with a minimum period of confinement of five and one-half years, for possession of a controlled substance, affirmed.
Before GRATTON, Chief Judge; LANSING, Judge; and MELANSON, Judge
Chester Lee Olsen pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance. I.C. § 37- 2732(c)(1). In exchange for his guilty plea, an additional charge was dismissed, as well as an allegation that Olsen was a persistent violator. The district court sentenced Olsen to a unified term of seven years, with a minimum period of confinement of five and one-half years, to run concurrent with other unrelated sentences. Olsen filed an I.C.R. 35 motion for reduction of his sentence, which the district court denied. Olsen appeals, asserting that his sentence is excessive.
Sentencing is a matter for the trial court's discretion. Both our standard of review and the factors to be considered in evaluating the reasonableness of the sentence are well established and need not be repeated here. See State v. Hernandez, 121 Idaho 114, 117-18, 822 P.2d 1011, 1014- 15 (Ct. App. 1991); State v. Lopez, 106 Idaho 447, 449-51, 680 P.2d 869, 871-73 (Ct. App. 1984); State v. Toohill, 103 Idaho 565, 568, 650 P.2d 707, 710 (Ct. App. 1982). When reviewing the length of a sentence, we consider the defendant's entire sentence. State v. Oliver, 144 Idaho 722, 726, 170 P.3d 387, 391 (2007). Applying these standards, and having reviewed the record in this case, we cannot say that the district court abused its discretion.
Therefore, Olsen's judgment of conviction and sentence are affirmed.
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