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State v. Norwest

Court of Appeals of Idaho

February 5, 2014

STATE OF IDAHO, Plaintiff-Respondent,
v.
GREGORY GEORGE NORWEST, Defendant-Appellant.

UNPUBLISHED OPINION

2014 Unpublished Opinion No. 347

Appeal from the District Court of the Fifth Judicial District, State of Idaho, Twin Falls County. Hon. G. Richard Bevan, District Judge.

Judgment of conviction and unified sentence of seven years, with a minimum period of confinement of two years, for grand theft, affirmed.

Sara B. Thomas, State Appellate Public Defender; Spencer J. Hahn, Deputy Appellate Public Defender, Boise, for appellant.

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

Before GUTIERREZ, Chief Judge; LANSING, Judge; and GRATTON, Judge.

PER CURIAM.

Gregory George Norwest pled guilty to grand theft. Idaho Code §§ 18-2403(1), 18-2407(1)(b). The district court sentenced Norwest to a unified term of seven years, with a minimum period of confinement of two years. Norwest appeals asserting that 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, Norwest's judgment of conviction and sentence are affirmed.


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