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Case No. 19-2023

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State of Iowa
Joseph Redman Snook


State of Iowa


Joseph Redman Snook

Attorney for the Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Richard Hollis

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 12, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clarke County, Patrick W. Greenwood, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by May, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (9 pages)

            Joseph Snook appeals his sentences for first-degree theft, second-degree theft, and forgery.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude Snook’s challenge to his sentences establishes good cause for his appeal.  Snook did not preserve error on his claim that the district court did not properly advise him concerning his right to appeal from a guilty plea.  The district court gave sufficient reasons for imposing consecutive sentences on the two theft charges.  Further, the civil reimbursement order for jail fees and expenses was not subject to a limitation based on a reasonable ability to pay.  We affirm the decision of the district court.

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