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Case No. 19-0622

State of Iowa
Desiree K. Trent


State of Iowa


Desiree K. Trent

Attorney for the Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Ashley Stewart, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 01, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Lee (South) County, John M. Wright, Judge.  SENTENCE AFFIRMED IN PART, VACATED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J. (7 pages)

            Desiree Trent pled guilty to one count of forgery.  She was sentenced to a term of incarceration not to exceed five years and ordered to pay $1569.08 in victim restitution.  On appeal, Trent argues the district court considered an improper factor in deciding her sentence and erred in imposing the amount of victim restitution she owed.  OPINION HOLDS: The court did not abuse its discretion by considering improper factors in imposing Trent’s sentence.  However, the court ordered $1547.91 of victim restitution not causally linked to Trent’s established criminal act; so we vacate the order of victim restitution and remand for the district court to enter an order consistent with this opinion.

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