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State of Idaho v. Charles W. Buffington

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF IDAHO


February 15, 2013

STATE OF IDAHO, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
CHARLES W. BUFFINGTON,
DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Appeal from the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District, State of Idaho, Ada County. Hon. Deborah A. Bail, District Judge.

Per curiam.

2013 Unpublished Opinion No. 367

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THIS IS AN UNPUBLISHED OPINION AND SHALL NOT BE CITED AS AUTHORITY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 two years, for possession of a controlled substance, affirmed.

Before LANSING, Judge; GRATTON, Judge; and MELANSON, Judge

Charles W. Buffington pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance. Idaho Code § 37-2732(c). The district court sentenced Buffington to a unified term of seven years, with a minimum period of confinement of two years. Buffington appeals asserting that 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, Buffington's judgment of conviction and sentence are affirmed.

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