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The district court did not abuse its discretion when it denied Defendant’s postsentencing motion to withdraw pleas.
Defendant pleaded guilty and no contest to drug charges in two separate cases. The district court sentenced Defendant in both cases to a total of 178 months in prison and ordered him to register as a drug offender. Defendant later moved to withdraw his pleas. The court denied the motion. Defendant appealed, arguing that his pleas were not understandingly made, that he was misled into believing the State would not oppose probation, and that his attorney provided ineffective assistance. The Court of Appeals affirmed. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) Defendant’s pleas were understandingly made; (2) Defendant was not misled into believing the State would not oppose probation; and (3) Defendant’s attorney was not ineffective.