Idaho v. GogginAnnotate this Case
Defendant Charlynda Goggin was convicted for conspiracy to manufacture, deliver or possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance; conspiracy to deliver or possess with intent to deliver drug paraphernalia; delivery of a controlled substance; and delivery of drug paraphernalia. After the jury returned a guilty verdict, Goggin filed a motion to acquit and a motion for a new trial. The district court denied the motion to acquit but granted the motion for a new trial on the conspiracy charges, holding that the jury should have been instructed that mistake of law is a defense to conspiracy. Upon review, the Supreme Court affirmed the district court’s decision to deny Goggin’s motion to acquit and to deny Goggin’s motion for a new trial on the delivery charges. The Court reversed the district court’s decision to grant Goggin a new trial on the conspiracy charges.