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Case No. 19-0112

State of Iowa
Joseph Michael Quezada Sierra


State of Iowa


Joseph Michael Quezada Sierra

Attorney for the Appellee

Sheryl Soich, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Rees Conrad Douglas

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 17, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Patrick H. Tott, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Potterfield, S.J.  Opinion by Potterfield, S.J.  (5 pages)

            Joseph Quezada Sierra challenges the imposition of a five-year prison sentence following his violation of the terms of his probation.  He argues it was improper for the court to consider his upcoming sentence in Nebraska when deciding probation was not appropriate here.  OPINION HOLDS: Because it is not improper for the sentencing court to consider the defendant’s ability to comply with terms of probation in determining whether to grant probation, Quezada Sierra has not shown the district court considered an improper factor.  We affirm.  

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