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Case No. 17-1736

State of Iowa
Kassaun L. Brown


State of Iowa


Kassaun L. Brown

Attorney for the Appellee

Kelli A. Huser, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Peter W. Stiefel

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 12, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jones County, Chad A. Kepros and Paul D. Miller, Judges.  conviction affirmed and sentence vacated in part.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (4 pages)

            Kassaun Brown appeals his conviction and sentence after pleading guilty to one count of assault causing bodily injury.  OPINION HOLDS: I. We preserve Brown’s claim that the district court failed to substantially comply with the requirements of Iowa Rule of Criminal Procedure 2.8(2)(b) for postconviction relief because the record on direct appeal is insufficient.  II. We vacate the portion of Brown’s sentence imposing a criminal fine because the court assessed this amount as a civil penalty when it deferred judgment. 

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