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Case No. 18-1776

State of Iowa
Jacob Schmitz


State of Iowa


Jacob Schmitz

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Paul T. Jensen

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Monica L. Zrinyi Wittig, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (4 pages)

            Jacob Schmitz challenges the sentences imposed by the district court.  He maintains the circumstances did not warrant the consecutive terms of incarceration ordered by the court.  OPINION HOLDS: Recognizing that the court imposed a sentence within its discretion and that Schmitz has not established the court relied on an improper factor or consideration to do so, we find the district court did not abuse its discretion in sentencing Schmitz to consecutive terms of prison.  We affirm.

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