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State of Iowa v. Veronica Charlson

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF IOWA


March 13, 2013

STATE OF IOWA, PLAINTIFF-APPELLEE,
v.
VERONICA CHARLSON, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT.

Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Story County, Steven P. Van Marel, District Associate Judge.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: Mullins, J.

The defendant appeals the sentence entered following her plea of guilty to assault causing bodily injury. AFFIRMED.

Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Mullins, JJ.

Veronica Charlson appeals her sentence following her plea of guilty to one count of assault causing bodily injury, in violation of Iowa Code sections 708.1 and 708.2(2) (2011). Charlson asserts the district court abused its discretion when it imposed a sentence of one year in jail, the maximum sentence for the offense, instead of accepting one of the sentencing recommendations made by the parties-one year in jail with all but fifteen or thirty days suspended.

Upon our review of the record and the briefs, we find no abuse of discretion in the district court's sentencing decision. The sentence imposed was within the statutory maximum, and the court articulated and weighed all the relevant factors in determining the sentence. State v. Barnes, 791 N.W.2d 817, 827--28 (Iowa 2010). We therefore affirm Charlson's conviction and sentence pursuant to Iowa Court Rule 21.29(1)(a) and (e).

AFFIRMED.

20130313

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