No. 66008 (Nev. Nov. 13, 2014)

No. 66008


JOE SUGGS, Appellant, v. THE STATE OF NEVADA, Respondent.

An unpublished order shall not be regarded as precedent and shall not be cited as legal authority. SCR 123.


This is a proper person appeal from an order of the district court denying a "motion for good time credits in residential confinement." Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County; James M. Bixler, Judge.

This appeal has been submitted for decision without oral argument, NRAP 34(f)(3), and we conclude that the record is sufficient for our review and briefing is unwarranted. See Luckett v. Warden, 91 Nev. 681, 682, 541 P.2d 910, 911 (1975).

In his May 5, 2014, motion, appellant claimed that he was entitled to additional presentence credits for time he spent under house arrest prior to entry of his guilty plea. A claim for presentence credits must be raised in a post-conviction petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed in compliance with the procedural requirements of NRS Chapter 34, and therefore, it was proper to construe the motion as a post-conviction petition. See NRS 34.724(2)(b); Griffin v. State, 122 Nev. 737, 744, 137 P.3d 1165, 1169-70 (2006).

Appellant filed his motion more than eight years after entry of the judgment of conviction on March 9, 2006. Thus, appellant's motion was untimely filed. See NRS 34.726(1). Moreover, appellant's motion constituted an abuse of the writ as he raised claims new and different from those raised in his previous petition. See NRS 34.810(2). Appellant's motion was procedurally barred absent a demonstration of good cause and actual prejudice. See NRS 34.726(1); NRS 34.810(3). Appellant did not attempt to provide cause for the delay. Moreover, appellant failed to demonstrate actual prejudice because "house arrest does not constitute time 'actually spent in confinement' for which the duration of a sentence may be credited." State v. Second Judicial Dist. Court (Jackson), 121 Nev. 413, 418-19, 116 P.3d 834, 837 (2005). Therefore, the district court did not err in denying the motion. Accordingly, we

Suggs v. State, Docket No. 49775 (Order of Affirmance, June 9, 2008).

ORDER the judgment of the district court AFFIRMED.

We have reviewed all documents that appellant has submitted in proper person to the clerk of this court in this matter, and we conclude that no relief based upon those submissions is warranted. To the extent that appellant has attempted to present claims or facts in those submissions which were not previously presented in the proceedings below, we have declined to consider them in the first instance.

/s/_________, J.

_________, J.
_________, J.
cc: Hon. James M. Bixler, District Judge

Joe Suggs

Attorney General/Carson City

Clark County District Attorney

Eighth District Court Clerk