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Case No. 19-2152

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State of Iowa
Justin Pattison


State of Iowa


Justin Pattison

Attorney for the Appellee

Linda J. Hines, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

John J. Sullivan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 21, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Fayette County, Richard D. Stochl and John J. Bauercamper, Judges.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (5 pages)

            Justin Pattison appeals following his guilty pleas to possession of marijuana, third offense, as a habitual offender; operating while intoxicated, second offense; driving while barred; and two counts of child endangerment.  Pattison contends “the district court failed to substantially comply with the Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure 2.8(2)(b) and (d) regarding [his] guilty plea to the” possession charge, “rendering [his] guilty plea as unknowing, involuntary and without a factual basis.”  OPINION HOLDS: On Pattison’s possession conviction, we vacate the plea, reverse the judgment of conviction, and remand for further proceedings.

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