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Case No. 20-0700

State of Iowa
Michael AJ Nelson


State of Iowa


Michael AJ Nelson

Attorneys for Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Kelsey L. Knight

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 03, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Tabitha Turner, District Associate Judge.  PROBATION REVOCATION REVERSED, SENTENCE VACATED, and CASE REMANDED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (5 pages)

            Michael Nelson appeals a sentencing order entered by the district court, contending “the district court erred when it found [him] in contempt of court and revoked his deferred judgment following [his] probation violation.”  OPINION HOLDS: We reverse the district court’s revocation of Nelson’s deferred judgment, vacate the sentence, and remand the case for resentencing.

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