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Criminal Law: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine-Challenge to Sentence-Assignment of Criminal History Points

  Defendant pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and substances containing methamphetamine. On appeal, defendant challenged her sentence, arguing that the district court erroneously assigned criminal history points to her prior Iowa conviction for violation of probation. Where criminal ...

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Criminal Law: Child Molestation-Challenge to Sentence

Defendant appealed from his convictions for statutory sodomy, child molestation, sexual misconduct involving a child and victim-tampering. On appeal, defendant challenged the trial court’s orders relating to certain evidence pertaining to the victim. Defendant further challenged his sentence for his ...

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Criminal Law: Firearm Offense-Challenge to Sentence-Sentencing Court’s Abuse of Discretion

Defendant appealed from his sentence imposed after he pleaded guilty to a firearms offense, arguing that the district court abused its discretion in sentencing him. Where the district court considered all of the statutory sentencing factors, committed no clear error ...

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