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Case No. 19-1496

State of Iowa
v.
Alexander Vonriedel Burgdorf

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Alexander Vonriedel Burgdorf

Attorneys for Appellee

Israel Kodiaga, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

John C. Heinicke

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1496
Date Published:
Jan 21, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marion County, Steven W. Guiter, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Ahlers, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Carr, S.J.  (7 pages)

            Alexander Vonriedel Burgdorf appeals his convictions and sentences for possession of methamphetamine and operating while intoxicated.  OPINION HOLDS: There is substantial evidence in the record from which a reasonable jury could find Burgdorf was under the influence at the time of the traffic stop and that he knew the substance in his pocket was methamphetamine.  The court acted within its discretion in denying Burgdorf’s motions to continue trial and reopen the record and in sentencing Burgdorf to serve a term of incarceration.

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