WPDN attorney receives a favorable Wyoming Supreme Court ruling in criminal case
WPDN attorney receives a favorable Wyoming Supreme Court ruling in criminal case. Appellant, Auston Davis Coy, was arrested in 2011 and charged with three crimes. At the time of his arrest, Mr Coy was on probation for crimes he had committed in 2008. In addition, to charging Mr. Coy with the new crimes, the State also sought to revoke Mr. Coy’s probation. Prior to trial, Mr. Coy and the State entered into a plea agreement. The terms of that plea agreement are the crux of this appeal. Mr. Coy contends that the sentence imposed was not in accordance with his plea agreement. The Wyoming Supreme Court agreed with Mr. Coy and held that the sentence imposed was not in accord with the plea agreement and was an illegal sentence because it cannot be complete in a “single stretch” or without interruption by another prison sentence. The Wyoming Supreme Court reversed and remanded for entry of an amended sentence.