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Case No. 18-1086

State of Iowa
v.
Cassandra Doran

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Cassandra Doran

Attorney for the Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Jack E. Dusthimer

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1086
Date Published:
Sep 23, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clinton County, Patrick McElyea (plea) and Henry W. Latham II (sentencing), Judges.  CONVICTIONS AFFIRMED, SENTENCE VACATED, AND CASE REMANDED FOR RESENTENCING.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (3 pages)

            Cassandra Doran appeals her convictions and sentence following guilty pleas to willful injury causing serious injury with a dangerous weapon and three counts of second-degree criminal mischief.  She challenges the court’s order for restitution and attacks her plea via an ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim.  OPINION HOLDS: We vacate the restitution portion of the defendant’s sentence and remand for resentencing under the appropriate reasonable-ability-to-pay analysis.  We preserve the ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim for possible postconviction-relief proceedings.

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