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Case No. 21-1134

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State of Iowa
John Edward Hoffman


State of Iowa


John Edward Hoffman

Attorneys for Appellee

Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Christopher C. Fry and Alyssa M. Carlson

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 16, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Monica Zrinyi Ackley, Judge.  SENTENCES VACATED AND CASE REMANDED FOR RESENTENCING.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  (7 pages)

            John Hoffman appeals the sentences imposed after he pled guilty to homicide by vehicle, nonconsensual termination of a human pregnancy, and serious injury by vehicle.  OPINION HOLDS: Hoffman’s guilty plea was conditioned on the district court’s adherence to the parties’ agreement for concurrent sentences.  Because the court imposed consecutive sentences, Hoffman was entitled to withdraw his guilty plea. 

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