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Case No. 15-1543

State of Iowa
Carlos Ariel Gomez Garcia

The court granted the State's application for further review following a court of appeals decision that concluded the district court erred in refusing to honor Carlos Gomez Garcia's knowing and voluntary waiver of an interpreter. The court reversed the appellant's conviction for delivery of a controlled substance and remanded for a new trial. The State questions whether "every defendant who can show that he/she should have been allowed to waive his/her right to an interpreter is entitled to automatic reversal of his/her convictions."



State of Iowa


Carlos Ariel Gomez Garcia

Attorney for the Applicant

Louis S. Sloven

Attorney for the Resister

Courtney T. Wilson

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Oct 12, 2017 7:00 PM Davenport Central H.S. Performing Arts Center, 1120 Main St


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 17, 2017

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 09, 2016

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
Feb 13, 2017
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