State v. Baxter

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State v. Baxter

Case Number
S-16-0237
Call Date
November 3, 2016
Court Number
Franklin
Case Summary

S-16-0237 State v. Shannon L. Baxter (Appellant)

Franklin County, Judge Stephen R. Illingworth

Attorneys: Richard Calkins (Appellant) --- Siobhan E. Duffy (Assistant Attorney General)

Criminal: Plea: Possession of a Controlled Substance; Unlawful Acts Relating to Drugs

Proceedings below: The district court denied the motion to continue the sentencing hearing and imposed a sentence of 2 years' imprisonment with 12 months' post-release supervision and a concurrent 3 month sentence for Unlawful Acts.

Issues: The district court erred in (1) denying the motion to continue the sentencing hearing; (2) finding Appellant was not a suitable candidate for probation and instead imposing a prison term.