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Case No. 19-1561

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State of Iowa
v.
William Frank Fetner

William Frank Fetner seeks further review of the court of appeals decision affirming his judgment and sentence following his guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), third or subsequent offense, and driving while barred. The court of appeals concluded the district court did not consider an impermissible or irrelevant factor in its sentencing for the reason Fetner acquiesced to his attorney’s statements regarding him working at a daycare while under the influence of a controlled substance.

County:
Cerro Gordo

Resister

State of Iowa

Applicant

William Frank Fetner

Attorneys for Resister

Thomas E. Bakke

Attorneys for Applicant

Richard Hollis

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

Non-Oral

Mar 23, 2021 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1561
Date Published:
May 07, 2021

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1561
Date Published:
Sep 23, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, Karen Kaufman Salic, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (3 pages)

            William Fetner appeals following his guilty plea to possession of a controlled substance (marijuana), third or subsequent offense, and driving while barred.  Fetner contends the district court considered an “impermissible” and “irrelevant” factor in imposing his sentence.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm Fetner’s judgment and sentence.

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