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Case No. 17-1606

State of Iowa
Ashley Rathjen


State of Iowa


Ashley Rathjen

Attorney for the Appellee

Kyle P. Hanson, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Blake D. Lubinus

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 24, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, David N. May, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, J.  (6 pages)

            Ashley Rathjen appeals her convictions for two counts of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) with intent to deliver, as a subsequent offender.  She argues her trial counsel was ineffective for allowing her to plead guilty after denial of her motion to dismiss and for failing to file a motion in arrest of judgment to preserve her challenge to her guilty plea.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the record inadequate to address her claims.  Therefore, we affirm her convictions and preserve her claims for possible postconviciton proceedings.

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