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Case No. 21-0101

State of Iowa
Mychael Richard Patten

Mychael Richard Patten seeks further review of the court of appeals opinion that rejected his argument that the State breached the plea agreement through the prosecutor’s statements at sentencing following his plea of guilty for domestic abuse assault, strangulation with bodily injury, child endangerment with substantial risk, assault with a dangerous weapon, and false imprisonment.

Lee North


State of Iowa


Mychael Richard Patten

Attorney for the Resister

Thomas J. Ogden

Attorney for the Applicant

Josh Irwin

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Sep 14, 2022 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 21, 2022

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 15, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Lee (North) County, John M. Wright, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Vaitheswaran, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Vogel, S.J.  (5 pages)

            Mychael Patten appeals his sentences, asserting the State breached the plea agreement.  OPINION HOLDS: The court considered the big picture in sentencing Patten to incarceration.  We cannot find the prosecutor explicitly or implicitly disapproved of the State’s recommendation of a suspended sentence, and we reject Patten’s claim the State breached the plea agreement.

Other Information

Date Further Review is Granted:
May 31, 2022
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