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Case No. 21-0400

State of Iowa
Scott Allen Smith


State of Iowa


Scott Allen Smith

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Mary K. Conroy, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 27, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Nicholas Scott, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Scott, J.  (10 pages)

            Scott Smith appeals his conviction of domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury and the sentence imposed.  He argues the district court (1) “erred by refusing to admit favorable, relevant defense evidence and by denying [his] motion for a mistrial” based on that claim and (2) “abused its discretion when it imposed a fine and the crime services surcharge” as part of his sentence.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm Smith’s conviction and the sentence imposed.

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