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Case No. 21-1147

State of Iowa
Maurice Edward Sallis

Maurice Edward Sallis appeals following his conviction and sentence for possession of a controlled substance – to wit cocaine, with intent to deliver and subject to enhancement, drug tax stamp violation, driving while barred, and operating while intoxicated. Sallis argues: (1) the district court erred in overruling his motion to suppress evidence as neither a completed misdemeanor, nor stale information, will support a finding of reasonable suspicion or probable cause; (2) the district court erred in denying his right to enlist the services of his counsel of choice based upon the State’s request to remove attorney Montgomery from his case; and (3) the district court erred in failing to grant a mistrial after the State elicited testimony depicting Sallis as a flight risk.

Black Hawk


State of Iowa


Maurice Edward Sallis

Attorney for the Appellee

Timothy M. Hau

Attorney for the Appellant

Theresa R. Wilson

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Sep 15, 2022 1:30 PM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 28, 2022
Date Amended:
Jan 20, 2023

Other Information

Date Retained:
Jun 28, 2022
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