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State of Idaho v. Lloyd Preacher

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF IDAHO


January 30, 2013

STATE OF IDAHO,
PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
LLOYD PREACHER, JR.,
DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Appeal from the District Court of the Sixth Judicial District, State of Idaho, Bannock County. Hon. Robert C. Naftz, District Judge.

Per curiam.

2013 Unpublished Opinion No. 349

Stephen W. Kenyon, Clerk

) THIS IS AN UNPUBLISHED ) OPINION AND SHALL NOT ) BE CITED AS AUTHORITY

Order granting I.C.R. 35 motion for reduction of sentence, affirmed.

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

Lloyd Preacher, Jr. pled guilty to felony driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Idaho Code § 18-8004, 18-8005(9). The district court sentenced Preacher to ten years with five years determinate. Preacher filed an Idaho Criminal Rule 35 motion, specifically requesting a reduction in the determinate portion of his sentence to three years. The district court granted the motion and amended Preacher's sentence to ten years with three years determinate. Preacher appeals asserting that the district court erred by not further reducing his sentence under Rule 35.

The doctrine of invited error applies to estop a party from asserting an error when his or her own conduct induces the commission of the error. Thomson v. Olsen, 147 Idaho 99, 106, 205 P.3d 1235, 1242 (2009). One may not complain of errors one has consented to or acquiesced in.

Id. In short, invited errors are not reversible. Id. This doctrine applies to sentencing decisions as well as rulings made during trial. State v. Leyva, 117 Idaho 462, 465, 788 P.2d 864, 867 (Ct. App. 1990). Having requested the sentencing determination he received, Preacher cannot now challenge the district court's sentencing determination as an abuse of the court's discretion.

For the foregoing reasons, the district court's order granting Preacher's Rule 35 motion is affirmed.

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