December 18, 2014
Chad Lee Luger, Petitioner and Appellant
State of North Dakota, Respondent and Appellee
Appeal from the District Court of Morton County, South Central Judicial District, the Honorable Sonna M. Anderson, Judge.
Mark T. Blumer, Fargo, ND, for petitioner and appellant; submitted on brief.
Allen M. Koppy, State's Attorney, Mandan, ND, for respondent and appellee; submitted on brief.
Gerald W. VandeWalle, C.J., Carol Ronning Kapsner, Lisa Fair McEvers, Daniel J. Crothers, Dale V. Sandstrom.
[¶1] Chad Lee Luger appeals a district court order denying his petition for postconviction relief after pleading guilty to interference with a telephone during an emergency call and aggravated assault. Luger argued the district court erred in denying his petition after an evidentiary hearing because he was denied effective assistance of counsel, and the outcome would have been different had his attorney not failed to depose a witness or not advised him that he would receive a maximum sentence if he were to take the matter to trial. We conclude the district court did not err in determining Luger failed to establish ineffective assistance of counsel. We summarily affirm under N.D.R.App.P. 35.1(a)(2).
[¶2] Gerald W. VandeWalle, C.J., Carol Ronning Kapsner, Lisa Fair McEvers, Daniel J. Crothers, Dale V. Sandstrom