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Case No. 19-0324

State of Iowa
Christopher Anthony Holton


State of Iowa


Christopher Anthony Holton

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Matthew R. Metzgar

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 03, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Todd A. Hensley, District Associate Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (5 pages)

            Christopher Holton appeals his conviction and sentence for operating while under the influence, third offense.  Holton contends the district court erred in not sentencing him in accordance with the plea agreement or affording him a chance to withdraw his plea.  Holton also claims his counsel provided ineffective assistance.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the court failed to either sentence Holton as provided in the plea agreement or reject the agreement and provide him the opportunity to withdraw from the plea.  We reverse and remand for further proceedings.

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