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State of Idaho v. Lisa Marie Croghan

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF IDAHO


November 13, 2012

STATE OF IDAHO,
PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
LISA MARIE CROGHAN,
DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Appeal from the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District, State of Idaho, Ada County. Hon. Cheri C. Copsey, District Judge.

Per curiam.

2012 Unpublished Opinion No. 712

Stephen W. Kenyon, Clerk

THIS IS AN UNPUBLISHED OPINION AND SHALL NOT BE CITED AS AUTHORITY

Judgment of conviction and unified sentence of ten years, with a minimum period of confinement of two years, for injury to children, affirmed.

Before GRATTON, Chief Judge; GUTIERREZ, Judge; and MELANSON, Judge

Lisa Marie Croghan pled guilty to injury to children. Idaho Code § 18-1501(1). The district court placed her in the drug court program, and approximately seven months later Croghan was discharged from the program. The district court then sentenced Croghan to a unified term of ten years, with a minimum period of confinement of two years. Croghan appeals asserting the district court abused its discretion by imposing an excessive sentence.

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, Croghan's judgment of conviction and sentence are affirmed.

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