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Case No. 20-1686

State of Iowa
Tiffany Sue McCalley

Defendant appeals the sentence entered on her guilty plea to operating a motor vehicle while license is barred, as an habitual offender. See Iowa Code §§ 321.555, 321.560, 321.561 (2021). Defendant contends: (1) the district court’s decision to impose a jail sentence because she lacked the ability to pay a fine constituted an abuse of discretion and violated her constitutional rights to due process and equal protection; (2) the court erred by ordering restitution for court costs and attorney fees under a new statutory provision rather than the prior versions in effect at the time of her offense; and (3) if the newer provisions are applicable, Iowa Code section 910.2A violates the right to due process, the right to counsel, and the excessive fines clause.



State of Iowa


Tiffany Sue McCalley

Attorney for the Appellee

Martha E. Trout

Attorney for the Appellant

Martha J. Lucey

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Dec 15, 2021 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 01, 2022

Other Information

Date Retained:
Oct 26, 2021
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