Clark v. State

Pursuant to a plea agreement, Christina Clark pled guilty to two counts of third degree sexual abuse of a minor. The district court sentenced her to two concurrent terms of six to ten years in prison. Clark appealed from the judgment and sentence, claiming her guilty pleas were not voluntary and she was entitled to a new sentencing hearing because the district court failed to mention probation in the written judgment and sentence in accordance with Wyo. R. Crim. P. 32. The Supreme Court affirmed but remanded for entry of an amended judgment, holding (1) Clark made a voluntary and informed choice to plead guilty; and (2) the district court in this case clearly considered probation before imposing a prison sentence. Remanded to the district court with directions to enter an amended sentence reflecting that the court considered probation in accordance with Rule 32. View "Clark v. State" on Justia Law