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Case No. 21-1767

State of Iowa
Joe Elvin Farnum, Jr.



State of Iowa


Joe Elvin Farnum, Jr.

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Erin M. Carr

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 31, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Joseph Seidlin, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Schumacher and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (5 pages)

            Joe Farnum Jr. appeals his sentence imposed by the district court.  He claims the district court abused its discretion when it sentenced him to incarceration because the court did not sufficiently consider his opportunities for rehabilitation within the community and instead only focused on his likelihood to reoffend.  OPINION HOLDS: The district court considered a multitude of permissible factors when fashioning its sentencing determination, so we conclude the district court did not abuse its discretion.

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