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Case No. 18-1892

State of Iowa
Travis Carl Boyer

Travis Carl Boyer appeals, and was granted a delayed appeal, of the district court order requiring him to pay a civil judgment for room and board reimbursement. He contends: (1) the order for reimbursement of jail fees is a restitution order in a criminal case, and the trial court erred by ordering him to pay room and board for time spent in jail without finding that he had the reasonable ability to pay; and (2) because the statute allows the sheriff to impose a judgment as a civil matter in a criminal case without the opportunity to be heard, it violates due process and is thus, unconstitutional.

Trial Court Case No.:


State of Iowa


Travis Carl Boyer

Attorney for the Appellee

Martha E. Trout

Attorney for the Appellant

Maria Ruhtenberg

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Jan 22, 2020 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 12, 2020
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