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Case No. 21-1828

State of Iowa
Briana Nicole Jenkins


State of Iowa


Briana Nicole Jenkins

Attorney for the Appellee

Tyler J. Buller (until withdrawal) and Benjamin Parrott, Assistant Attorneys General

Attorney for the Appellant

Erin Patrick Lyons

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 02, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Christopher Kemp, Brendan E. Greiner, and Gregory D. Brandt, District Associate Judges.  APPEAL DISMISSED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (7 pages)

            After being charged with five counts of violation of a custodial order, Briana Jenkins signed and filed a petition to plead guilty in April 2021.  She agreed to plead guilty to one of the counts and enter an Alford plea to another in exchange for dismissing the three other counts and certain sentencing terms.  Now, Jenkins challenges the sentencing process following acceptance of the plea agreement and argues the convictions should be vacated so she can withdraw her guilty pleas.  Her focus is on the sentencing process and whether it followed the mandatory parameters of Iowa Rule of Criminal Procedure 2.10.  OPINION HOLDS: Jenkins has no remedy because she got what she bargained for and she has not established good cause to appeal.  Without good cause, we lack jurisdiction.

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