from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Robert J.
Richter, District Associate Judge.
Grisson Jr. appeals his sentence for one count of burglary in
the third degree. AFFIRMED.
D. Hallstoos, Dubuque, for appellant.
J. Miller, Attorney General, and Israel Kodiaga, Assistant
Attorney General, for appellee.
Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ.
Grisson Jr. appeals his sentence for burglary in the third
degree, arguing the district court considered improper
sentencing factors and gave insufficient justification for
his sentence. Finding his argument meritless, we affirm.
Background Facts and Proceedings.
written plea, Grisson pleaded guilty to one count of burglary
in the third degree, an aggravated misdemeanor, in violation
of Iowa Code sections 713.1 and 713.6A(2) (2018). At first
glance, paragraph twelve of the guilty plea appears to state
Grisson's understanding of the "plea
negotiations." Yet the body of the paragraph sets forth
each parties' sentencing recommendations. The paragraph
states in full, 12. I understand plea
negotiations to be:
• I will plead guilty to burglary in the third degree
and the State will recommend a suspended two (2) year jail
sentence, two (2) years of formal probation to the Department
of Correctional Services, a fine of $625, an LEI surcharge of
$125, payment of restitution to [the victim], and sentencing
no contact order protecting [the victim].
• I will not join in this recommendation, and will
instead request that the court sentence me to a suspended
jail sentence of two (2) years, two (2) years of informal
probation, a fine of $625, an LEI surcharge of $125, payment
of restitution to [the victim], and sentencing no contact
order protecting [the victim].
(Capitalization modified.) The plea clarified that the court
did not have to accept the "negotiations." Grisson
requested to be sentenced immediately, even if he were not
same day, the district court accepted the guilty plea and
sentenced Grisson. The court imposed the sentence the State
proposed, including supervised probation. In determining the
sentence, the court considered the Iowa Code section 907.5
sentencing factors and also stated "the nature and
circumstances of the crime and the [p]lea [a]greement"
were "the most significant in determining this
particular sentence." Grisson appeals.