September 21, 2009
LYNN LAROCQUE, PETITIONER AND APPELLANT
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA, RESPONDENT AND APPELLEE
Appeal from the District Court of Ramsey County, Northeast Judicial District, the Honorable Donovan J. Foughty, Judge.
[¶1] Lynn LaRocque appealed from the district court's order denying his application for post-conviction relief. In January 2004, LaRocque pled guilty to delivery of methamphetamine and was sentenced to twenty years in prison. LaRocque applied for post-conviction relief in July 2008. The district court denied his application after it held an evidentiary hearing. On appeal, LaRocque argues that he received ineffective assistance of counsel and that the district court abused its discretion by not allowing him to withdraw his guilty plea. We conclude the district court's findings of fact were not clearly erroneous and that the district court did not abuse its discretion. We affirm the order under N.D.R.App.P. 35.1(a)(2) and (4).
[¶2] Gerald W. VandeWalle, C.J.
Carol Ronning Kapsner
Dale V. Sandstrom
Daniel J. Crothers
Steven L. Marquart, D.J.
[¶3] The Honorable Steven L. Marquart, D.J., sitting in place of Maring, J., disqualified.
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