Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Summary 2014 WY 54

Summary of Decision April 23, 2014

Justice Fox delivered the opinion for the Court. Reversed and remanded.


Docket Number: S-13-0160


Original Proceeding Petition for Writ of Review, District Court of Teton County, the Honorable Timothy C. Day, Judge

Representing Appellant: Robert E. Schroth, Sr. of Schroth & Schroth, LLC, Jackson, Wyoming.

Representing Appellee: Peter K. Michael, Wyoming Attorney General; David L. Delicath, Deputy Attorney General; Jennifer E. Zissou, Assistant Attorney General. Argument by Ms. Zissou.

Date of Decision: April 23, 2014

Facts: Gregory Matthews challenges the district court order affirming his circuit court conviction for interference with a peace officer. Mr. Matthews entered into a conditional plea agreement, pursuant to which a charge of driving under the influence against him was dropped, and he pled guilty to the interference charge, reserving the right to appeal three issues. The district court affirmed the circuit court’s rulings on those three issues, and Mr. Matthews filed a petition for writ of review, which was granted by this Court.

Issues: The parties raise several issues. We will address only one issue that was not addressed by either party, because it is dispositive: Did Mr. Matthews enter a proper conditional guilty plea pursuant to W.R.Cr.P. 11 (a)(2)?

Holdings/Conclusion: We reverse and remand this matter to the district court with instructions to proceed in accordance with this opinion.

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