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Case No. 19-1442

State of Iowa
Travis James Jordan

Travis Jordan appeals from his judgment of sentence for burglary in the third degree following a guilty plea. He argues the State breached the plea agreement by not remaining silent regarding a sentencing recommendation.


State of Iowa


Travis James Jordan

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden

Attorney for the Appellant

Jesse A. Macro, Jr.

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Apr 14, 2021 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 14, 2021

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 04, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Webster County, Kurt L. Wilke, Judge.  APPEAL DISMISSED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., May, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Blane, S.J.  (7 pages)

            A defendant appeals his criminal sentence, asserting ineffective assistance of his criminal defense attorney for failing to object at sentencing to the prosecutor’s alleged violation of the plea agreement and that the prosecutor violated his due process rights by violating the plea agreement.  The State argues we lack jurisdiction to hear this appeal under recent statutory amendments to Iowa Code sections 814.6 and 814.7 (Supp. 2019).  OPINION HOLDS: The appeal only raises claims of ineffective assistance of counsel.  The judgment being appealed was entered after the effective date of the amendment to section 814.7, and this court therefore lacks subject matter jurisdiction.

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