State
v.
Moody

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COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF IDAHOFeb 10, 2016
Docket No. 43434 (Idaho Ct. App. Feb. 10, 2016)

Docket No. 43434 Docket No. 43435 2016 Unpublished Opinion No. 385

02-10-2016

STATE OF IDAHO, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. JADE ROSE MOODY, Defendant-Appellant.

Sara B. Thomas, State Appellate Public Defender; Andrea W. Reynolds, Deputy Appellate Public Defender, Boise, for appellant. Hon. Lawrence G. Wasden, Attorney General; Lori A. Fleming, Deputy Attorney General, Boise, for respondent.


Stephen W. Kenyon, Clerk

THIS IS AN UNPUBLISHED OPINION AND SHALL NOT BE CITED AS AUTHORITY

Appeal from the District Court of the Fourth Judicial District, State of Idaho, Ada County. Hon. Melissa Moody, District Judge. Judgments of conviction and unified sentence of five years, with a minimum period of confinement of one year, for battery on a law enforcement officer and consecutive unified sentence of five years, with a minimum period of confinement of two years, for grand theft, affirmed; orders denying I.C.R. 35 motions for reduction of sentences, affirmed. Sara B. Thomas, State Appellate Public Defender; Andrea W. Reynolds, Deputy Appellate Public Defender, Boise, for appellant. Hon. Lawrence G. Wasden, Attorney General; Lori A. Fleming, Deputy Attorney General, Boise, for respondent. Before MELANSON, Chief Judge; GUTIERREZ, Judge; and GRATTON, Judge

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PER CURIAM

In these consolidated cases, Jade Rose Moody pled guilty to aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer, I.C. §§ 18-915(3) and 18-903(a), and grand theft, I.C. §§ 18-2403(1), 18-2407(1)(b), and 18-2409. In exchange for her guilty pleas, additional charges were dismissed. The district court sentenced Moody to a unified term of five years, with a minimum period of confinement of one year, for battery on a law enforcement officer and a consecutive unified term of five years, with a minimum period of confinement of two years, for grand theft. Moody filed I.C.R 35 motions for reduction of her sentences, which the district court denied. Moody 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. 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.

Next, we review whether the district court erred in denying Moody's Rule 35 motion. 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). In conducting our review of the grant or denial of a Rule 35 motion, we consider the entire record and apply the same criteria used for determining the reasonableness of the original sentence. State v. Forde, 113 Idaho 21, 22, 740 P.2d 63, 64 (Ct. App. 1987); Lopez, 106 Idaho at 449-51, 680 P.2d at 871-73. Upon review of the record, we conclude no abuse of discretion has been shown.

Therefore, Moody's judgments of conviction and sentences, and the district court's orders denying Moody's Rule 35 motions, are affirmed.