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Case No. 17-1588

State of Iowa
Bryant Kephart


State of Iowa


Bryant Kephart

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Edward S. Fishman

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 10, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Gregory D. Brandt and Cynthia M. Moisan, District Associate Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by McDonald, J.  (5 pages)

            Bryant Kephart challenges his guilty pleas, claiming he received ineffective assistance of counsel because his plea was not knowingly made and lacked a factual basis.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the plea was knowingly made and supported by a factual basis, counsel was not ineffective in allowing Kephart to plead guilty or failing to file a motion in arrest of judgment.

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