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Case No. 17-2003

State of Iowa
Tracy Adam Thompson


State of Iowa


Tracy Adam Thompson

Attorney for the Appellee

Kyle P. Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Elizabeth Araguas

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 20, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Jeffrey L. Harris, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., Vaitheswaran, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Vogel, C.J.  (6 pages)

            Tracy Adam Thompson appeals his convictions and sentence for public intoxication, third offense; two counts of assault on persons in certain occupations; and interference with official acts.  Thompson argues the district court abused its discretion by “suggesting” or “pronouncing” the maximum sentence before trial and for considering Thompson’s refusal to plead guilty as a factor in sentencing.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the district court did not abuse its discretion by advising Thompson of the maximum sentence and did not consider impermissible factors when sentencing.

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