Appellant Douglas Mendoza-Lobos was convicted of one count each of burglary, robbery with the use of a deadly weapon, sexual assault with the use of a deadly weapon, attempted sexual assault with the use of a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, and battery with a deadly weapon. On appeal, Mendoza-Lobos argued that the district court failed to comply with NRS 193.165(1) in imposing the sentences for the deadly weapon enhancements because it failed to articulate sufficient findings on the record. As a preliminary matter, the Court addressed whether NRS 193.165(1) (1) violated the separation-of-powers doctrine and (2) required the district court to make findings on the record before imposing the sentence enhancement.
McInerney, Ryan, "Summary of Mendoza-Lobos v. State, 125 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 49" (2009). Nevada Supreme Court Summaries. 349.