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State v. Ireland

Court of Appeals of Idaho

November 26, 2013

STATE OF IDAHO, Plaintiff-Respondent,
v.
ANTHONY C. IRELAND, aka CRAIG IRELAND, Defendant-Appellant.

UNPUBLISHED OPINION

2013 Unpublished Opinion No. 764

Appeal from the District Court of the Third Judicial District, State of Idaho, Canyon County. Hon. Molly J. Huskey, District Judge.

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

Sara B. Thomas, State Appellate Public Defender; Justin M. Curtis, Deputy Appellate Public Defender, Boise, for appellant.

Hon. Lawrence G. Wasden, Attorney General; Jessica M. Lorello, Deputy Attorney General, Boise, for respondent.

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

PER CURIAM

Anthony C. Ireland, aka Craig Ireland pled guilty to lewd conduct with a minor under sixteen. I.C. § 18-1508. In exchange for his guilty plea, an additional charge was dismissed. The district court sentenced Ireland to a unified term of twenty years, with a minimum period of confinement of five years. Ireland filed an I.C.R 35 motion, which the district court denied. Ireland appeals.

A motion for reduction of sentence under I.C.R. 35 is essentially a plea for leniency, addressed to the sound discretion of the court. State v. Knighton, 143 Idaho 318, 319, 144 P.3d 23, 24 (2006); State v. Allbee, 115 Idaho 845, 846, 771 P.2d 66, 67 (Ct. App. 1989). In presenting a Rule 35 motion, the defendant must show that the sentence is excessive in light of new or additional information subsequently provided to the district court in support of the motion. State v. Huffman, 144 Idaho 201, 203, 159 P.3d 838, 840 (2007). Upon review of the record, including the new information submitted with Ireland's Rule 35 motion, we conclude no abuse of discretion has been shown. Therefore, the district court's order denying Ireland's Rule 35 motion is affirmed.


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