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Case No. 17-2103

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State of Iowa
Knicolas Davon Lewis


State of Iowa


Knicolas Davon Lewis

Attorney for the Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Brenda J. Gohr (until withdrawal) and Mary K. Conroy, Assistant Appellate Defenders

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 09, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Pottawattamie County, Susan Christensen, Judge.  SENTENCE VACATED AND REMANDED FOR RESENTENCING.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Doyle and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J. (3 pages)

            Knicolas Lewis appeals from his sentence for robbery in the second degree. He maintains the sentencing court’s refusal to consider a deferred judgment as a sentencing option constituted an abuse of discretion.  OPINION HOLDS: Iowa Code section 901.5(14) (2017) gave the court discretion to enter a deferred judgment in Lewis’s case.  Because the court was unaware it could enter a deferred judgment, we vacate Lewis’s sentence and remand for resentencing. 

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