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Case No. 19-0735

State of Iowa
Greg M. Redden


State of Iowa


Greg M. Redden

Attorneys for Appellee

Martha E. Trout, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Stephan J. Japuntich, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 04, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, John C. Nelson, District Associate Judge.  SENTENCE VACATED IN PART AND REMANDED FOR RESENTENCING.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (3 pages)

            Greg Redden appeals from a sentencing order’s requirement that he pay court costs.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court may not order restitution for costs without finding the defendant has a reasonable ability to pay costs.  We vacate the restitution provisions of the sentencing order and remand to the district court to order restitution consistent with State v. Albright, 925 N.W.2d 144, 158–62 (Iowa 2019).

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