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Case No. 19-1869

State of Iowa
Iowa District Court for Jasper County


State of Iowa


Iowa District Court for Jasper County

Attorney for the Appellant

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellee

Ashley Stewart, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 01, 2020

            Certiorari from the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, Thomas W. Mott, Judge.  WRIT SUSTAINED AND CASE REMANDED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (6 pages)

            The State appeals by certiorari the grant of a deferred sentence for violating a sex offender exclusion zone.  The State contends Iowa law bars that outcome.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court misread the relevant code sections as allowing it to grant a deferred sentence for this offense.  That option was not available.  Therefore, we sustain the writ of certiorari, vacate the court’s ruling, and remand for sentencing consistent with this opinion. 

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