Docket No. 49004.

STATE OF IDAHO, Plaintiff-Respondent, v. ALEJANDRO TOMAS MORALES, Defendant-Appellant.

Court of Appeals of Idaho.

Filed: May 10, 2022.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Eric D. Fredericksen , State Appellate Public Defender; Ben P. McGreevy , Deputy Appellate Public Defender, Boise, for appellant.

Hon. Lawrence G. Wasden , Attorney General; Kenneth K. Jorgensen , Deputy Attorney General, Boise, for respondent.

Before GRATTON, Judge; HUSKEY, Judge; and BRAILSFORD, Judge.


Alejandro Tomas Morales was found guilty of grand theft by possession, Idaho Code § 18-2403(4) and Morales pled guilty to a persistent violator enhancement, I.C. § 19-2514. The district court imposed a unified term of six years with two years determinate to run concurrent with any other sentence imposed in state and/or federal court. Morales appeals, contending that his sentence is excessive.

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). Our role is limited to determining whether reasonable minds could reach the same conclusion as the district court. State v. Biggs, 168 Idaho 112, 116, 480 P.3d 150, 154 (Ct. App. 2020).

Applying these standards, and having reviewed the record in this case, we cannot say that the district court abused its discretion. Therefore, Morales' judgment of conviction and sentence are affirmed.


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