June 26, 2019

Colorado Court of Appeals: People v. Bloom

on June 10, 2010.

Plea Agreement—Sentence—Right to Appeal.

Defendant Bloom appealed the sentence imposed following his guilty plea to second-degree kidnapping of a robbery victim and a crime of violence sentence enhancer count. The appeal was dismissed.

The district court accepted defendant’s plea, which included an agreement that defendant’s prison sentence would not exceed forty years, and sentenced him to forty years’ imprisonment. Absent the agreement, defendant could have been sentenced to up to forty-eight years in prison.

Defendant argued that the district court did not properly weigh the statutory sentencing factors listed in CRS § 18-1-102.5 when imposing his sentence. If a sentence is within a range pursuant to a plea agreement, defendant does not have the right of appellate review of the propriety of the sentence. Here, defendant acknowledges that his sentence is within the agreed range; therefore, defendant’s appeal was dismissed.

This summary is published here courtesy of The Colorado Lawyer. Other summaries by the Colorado Court of Appeals on June 10, 2010, can be found here.

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