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Case No. 16-0900

State of Iowa
James Michael Coleman

James Coleman appeals from his conviction for failure to comply with the sex offender registry, second offense, being a habitual offender. Coleman argues the evidence was insufficient to establish a violation of Iowa Code section 692A.105, and the jury instructions failed to properly inform the jury of the event which starts the five-business-day notification period. He contends his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to challenge the statute as unconstitutionally vague and for failing to challenge the habitual offender stipulation. Coleman further contends he was denied a fair trial due to prosecutorial misconduct and that the trial court erred in assessing appellate attorney fees.

Black Hawk
Trial Court Case No.:


State of Iowa


James Michael Coleman

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven

Attorney for the Appellant

Vidhya K. Reddy

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Sep 14, 2017 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 02, 2018
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