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Case No. 19-0534

State of Iowa
Mark Ray Sorter


State of Iowa


Mark Ray Sorter

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Karmen Anderson

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 13, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Robert J. Blink and Lawrence P. McLellan, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (6 pages)

            An offender appeals the sentencing orders imposing correction costs arguing the court did not subject the fees to a reasonable-ability-to-pay analysis.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the sheriff did not specify a wish to include the claimed fees as items of restitution, the sentencing court correctly entered the claims as civil judgments under relevant statutes and case law.  We affirm the awards. 

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