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Case No. 18-2139

State of Iowa
Tiffani Marie Finch


State of Iowa


Tiffani Marie Finch

Attorney for the Appellee

Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

John C. Heinicke

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 19, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, Steven J. Holwerda, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (8 pages)

            Tiffani Finch appeals from the district court’s judgment and sentencing finding her guilty of operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent, in violation of Iowa Code sections 714.1 and 714.7 (2018).  She contends she had the owner’s consent to use the vehicle.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the district court correctly decided the owner, the ward in a guardianship and conservatorship, could not legally give another person permission to drive the truck, we reject Finch’s request for a new trial.  We affirm the conviction. 

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