Farmer v. State

In Farmer v. State, 746 P.2d 1300 (Alaska App. 1987) the Court applied the Austin rule (Austin v. State) to circumstances where an offender is convicted of multiple crimes. We stated that when a first-offender is convicted of multiple crimes, the sentence should not exceed the presumptive term for a second felony offender "without good reason." The test is "whether a composite sentence exceeding the presumptive term is warranted under the totality of the circumstances."