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Case No. 19-0085

State of Iowa
Jacob A. Boothby


State of Iowa


Jacob A. Boothby

Attorneys for Appellee

Israel Kodiaga, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Ashley Stewart, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Jackson County, Nancy S. Tabor, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Tabor, J., takes no part.  Opinion by Bower, C.J. (4 pages)

            Jacob Boothby pleaded guilty to assault with intent to inflict serious injury.  On appeal, he asserts the sentencing court improperly considered his failure to sign a release of information for mental-health and substance-abuse treatment.  OPINION HOLDS: The court’s statements concerning Boothby’s refusal to sign a release of information for his mental-health and substance-abuse treatment shows the court was considering relevant information with respect to what sentence would be most appropriate.  Finding no abuse of discretion, we affirm.

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