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Jackson v. State

Court of Appeals of Indiana

November 23, 2015

Ralph Jackson, Appellant-Defendant,
v.
State of Indiana, Appellee-Plaintiff

          Appeal from the Howard Superior Court. The Honorable William C. Menges, Judge. Trial Court Cause No. 34D01-1305-FB-383.

         ATTORNEY FOR APPELLANT: Donald E. C. Leicht, Kokomo, Indiana.

         ATTORNEYS FOR APPELLEE: Gregory F. Zoeller, Attorney General of Indiana; Christina D. Pace, Deputy Attorney General, Indianapolis, Indiana.

         Bailey, Judge. Baker, J., and Mathias, J., concur.

          OPINION

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          Bailey, Judge.

         Case Summary

         [¶1] Ralph Jackson (" Jackson" ) challenges his twenty-year sentence imposed upon his plea of guilty to Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance, as a Class B felony.[1] He presents the sole, consolidated issue of whether he was properly sentenced. We reverse and remand with instructions.

         Facts and Procedural History

         [¶2] On March 19, 2014, Jackson pled guilty to Dealing in a Schedule II Controlled Substance. Pursuant to a plea agreement with the State, Jackson was to participate in the Howard County Drug Court program. Sentencing was deferred pending completion of the program. On March 11, 2015, the State filed a notice of intent to terminate Jackson's participation in the drug court program, alleging that Jackson had admitted to smoking a compound called Spice and driving another drug court participant to purchase Spice.

         [¶3] On April 8, 2015, Jackson appeared for sentencing on the Class B felony conviction. The probation department recommended a sentence of ten years, with at least six years to be executed in the Indiana Department of Correction. Jackson agreed with the ten-year recommendation but requested a partial suspension. Jackson received a maximum sentence of twenty years, and this appeal ensued.

         Discussion and Decision

         [¶4] Upon conviction of a Class B felony, Jackson was ...


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