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Case No. 18-1215

State of Iowa
Tavish Coleon Shackford

Tavish Shackford seeks further review of the court of appeals opinion affirming the determination Shackford was required to pay jail fees, having been convicted of a crime, though the conviction was subsequently reversed on appeal.



State of Iowa


Tavish Coleon Shackford

Attorney for the Resister

Timothy M. Hau

Attorney for the Applicant

Vidhya K. Reddy

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Sep 16, 2020 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 18, 2020

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 09, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Scott D. Rosenberg, Judge.  SENTENCE AFFIRMED IN PART, VACATED IN PART, AND REMANDED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., Greer, J., and Potterfield, S.J.  Opinion by Greer, J. (9 pages)


            Tavish Shackford appeals the district court’s resentencing order after his conviction for one count of willful injury causing bodily injury.  Shackford argues the court erred in assessing all court costs against him, including correctional fees, without considering (1) whether to apportion any of the costs between two criminal counts or (2) whether he had a reasonable ability to pay the costs.  OPINION HOLDS: We conclude Shackford is liable for the correctional fees attributable to the time he spent in jail after his conviction for a forcible felony when our court overturned that conviction for lack of evidence.  We also conclude Shackford was not entitled to a reasonable ability to pay determination regarding correctional fees, but he was entitled to that determination regarding court costs.  We remand for the entry of a restitution order.

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