|Filed Sep. 27, 2005|
State of North Dakota, Plaintiff and Appellee
Paul Dean Oie, Defendant and Appellant
Appeal from the District Court of Richland County, Southeast Judicial District, the Honorable Richard W. Grosz, Judge.
Don R. Krassin (submitted on brief), Town Centre Square, 500 Dakota Avenue, Suite 240, Wahpeton, ND 58075-4436, for defendant and appellant.
Ronald W. McBeth (submitted on brief), Assistant State's Attorney, Law Enforcement Center, 413 3rd Avenue N., Wahpeton, ND 58075, for plaintiff and appellee.
State v. Oie
[¶1] Paul Dean Oie appeals from a criminal judgment and commitment sentencing him to fifteen-years imprisonment, five years suspended, for two counts of Gross Sexual Imposition under N.D.C.C. § 12.1-20-03(2)(a). Oie entered Alford guilty pleas, North Carolina v. Alford, 400 U.S. 25 (1970), on each count but argues that a factual basis was not established for Count Two. The record reflects the district court made an open court inquiry into the factual basis and additionally supplemented such basis with information contained in the pre-sentence investigation report. A factual basis is to be established to the district court's satisfaction, Kaiser v. State, 417 N.W.2d 175, 178 (N.D. 1987), and may be provided by a pre-sentence investigation report. Froistad v. State, 2002 ND 52, ¶ 23, 641 N.W.2d 86. The standard of review for withdrawing a guilty plea after sentencing is "abuse of discretion." State v. Mortrud, 312 N.W.2d 354, 359 (N.D. 1981).
[¶2] Concluding the district court did not abuse its discretion in accepting the guilty plea and a controlling decision by this Court is dispositive, we summarily affirm the criminal judgment and commitment under N.D.R.App.P. 35.1(a)(4) and (7).
|[¶3]||Gerald W. VandeWalle, C.J.|
Daniel J. Crothers
Mary Muehlen Maring
Carol Ronning Kapsner
Dale V. Sandstrom