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Case No. 21-0638

State of Iowa
Jeremiah Collins


State of Iowa


Jeremiah Collins

Attorney for the Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Shellie L. Knipfer, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 30, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Michael J. Shubatt, Judge.  SENTENCE VACATED AND REMANDED FOR RESENTENCING.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J. (5 pages)

            Jeremiah Collins pled guilty to carrying weapons and first-degree theft.  The district court sentenced Collins to two years and ten years, respectively, suspended both sentences, and placed Collins on probation.  The court indicated Collins would serve the imposed sentences consecutively if his probation was revoked in the future.  Collins appeals, arguing the court failed to state reasons for imposing consecutive terms.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court was required to give reasons for imposing consecutive terms—even when it suspended them.  Because the court failed to do so, we vacate Collins’s sentences and remand for resentencing. 

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