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State v. Larraga-Limon

Court of Appeals of Arizona, First Division

November 12, 2013

STATE OF ARIZONA, Appellee,
v.
RICHARD LARRAGA-LIMON, Appellant

Not for Publication – Rule 111, Rules of the Arizona Supreme Court

Appeal from the Superior Court in Maricopa County No. CR2011-163561-002 The Honorable Steven P. Lynch, Judge Pro Tempore

Arizona Attorney General's Office, Phoenix By William Scott Simon Counsel for Appellee

Maricopa County Public Defender's Office, Phoenix By Christopher V. Johns Counsel for Appellant

Chief Judge Diane M. Johnsen delivered the decision of the Court, in which Judge Randall M. Howe and Judge Andrew W. Gould joined.

MEMORANDUM DECISION

JOHNSEN, Chief Judge

¶1 Richard Larraga-Limon was convicted of two counts of misconduct involving weapons, one count of possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. The superior court sentenced him to two terms of 5.5 years' incarceration on the two weapons convictions and three terms of 2.25 years' incarceration on the other three convictions, all to be served concurrently. At sentencing, the superior court ordered Larraga-Limon to "submit to DNA testing for law enforcement identification purposes and pay the applicable fee for the cost of that testing."

¶2 On appeal, Larraga-Limon does not dispute his convictions nor the terms of incarceration the superior court imposed. He argues only that the court erred by ordering him to pay for DNA testing pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes ("A.R.S.") section 13-610 (2013).[1] The State confesses error, acknowledging that in State v. Reyes, 232 Ariz. 468, 472, ¶ 14, 307 P.3d 35, 39 (App. 2013), this court held that A.R.S. § 13-610 does not authorize the court to impose a DNA collection fee on a convicted defendant. We agree that pursuant to Reyes, which was issued after Larraga-Limon was sentenced, the court erred by imposing the collection fee. We therefore modify the judgment of conviction to omit the requirement that Larraga-Limon pay for the cost of DNA testing.

¶3 For the reasons stated, we affirm Larraga-Limon's convictions and sentences as modified.


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