Skip to main content
Iowa Judicial Branch
Main Content

Case No. 18-2188

State of Iowa
Deven Deschepper


State of Iowa


Deven Deschepper

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Eric D. Tindal

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 04, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Mark D. Cleve and Henry W. Latham II, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (4 pages)

            Deven Deschepper pleaded guilty to possession with intent to deliver marijuana, a class “D” felony, and possession of amphetamine, a serious misdemeanor.  He appeals, arguing the court abused its discretion in declining to defer judgment and in not stating a reason for the consecutive terms.  OPINION HOLDS: Deschepper cannot overcome the strong presumption of validity accorded the sentencing court’s exercise of discretion. Because the court attributed the consecutive sentences to his extensive criminal history, the court complied with the mandate in State v. Hill, 878 N.W.2d 269, 275 (Iowa 2016).  Finding no abuse of discretion, we affirm the sentence.

© 2024 Iowa Judicial Branch. All Rights Reserved.