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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

Attorneys for Appellee

Timothy M. Hau

Attorneys for 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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