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State v. Olson

Court of Appeals of Idaho

December 23, 2013

STATE OF IDAHO, Plaintiff-Respondent,
v.
ERIC O. OLSON, Defendant-Appellant.

UNPUBLISHED OPINION

2013 Unpublished Opinion No. 803

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

Judgment of conviction and unified sentence of twenty-five years, with a minimum period of confinement of three years, for sexual abuse of a minor under sixteen years of age, affirmed.

Sara B. Thomas, State Appellate Public Defender; Kimberly E. Smith, Deputy Appellate Public Defender, Boise, for appellant.

Hon. Lawrence G. Wasden, Attorney General; Lori A. Fleming, Deputy Attorney General, Boise, for respondent.

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

PER CURIAM.

Eric O. Olson pled guilty to sexual abuse of a minor under sixteen years of age. I.C. § 18-1506(1)(b). In exchange for his guilty plea, additional charges were dismissed. The district court sentenced Olson to a unified term of twenty-five years, with a minimum period of confinement of three years. Olson appeals.

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


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