IN THE UTAH COURT OF APPEALS
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Layton City,
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MEMORANDUM DECISION
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(Not For Official Publication)
Plaintiff and Appellee,
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Case No. 20050657-CA
v.
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F I L E D
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(November 25, 2005)
Blake Jay Anderson,
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2005 UT App 507
Defendant and Appellant.
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Second District, Layton Department, 051600183
The Honorable John R. Morris
Attorneys:
Christopher A. Beins, Tremonton, for Appellant
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Before Judges Davis, Orme, and Thorne.
PER CURIAM:
Blake Jay Anderson filed a notice of appeal from his
convictions of two misdemeanor charges. This is before the court
on its own motion for summary disposition based on the lack of a
substantial question for review. Neither party responded to the
motion.
Anderson pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges. He did
not move to withdraw his pleas. A guilty plea constitutes a
waiver of the right to appeal all nonjurisdictional issues. See
State v. Smith, 833 P.2d 371, 372 (Utah Ct. App. 1992). The
general rule in criminal proceedings is that, by pleading guilty,
a defendant is deemed to have admitted all of the essential
elements of the crime charged and thereby waives all
nonjurisdictional defects, including alleged preplea
constitutional violations. See State v. Parsons, 781 P.2d 1275,
1277 (Utah 1989). Because Anderson pleaded guilty, he has waived
the right to appeal the issues identified in his docketing
statement. Further, with no response from either party

identifying any other issues for appeal, there appears to be no
substantial issue for review.
Accordingly, Anderson's convictions are affirmed.
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James Z. Davis, Judge
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Gregory K. Orme, Judge
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William A. Thorne Jr., Judge
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