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Case No. 17-1776

State of Iowa
Robert Alejandro Esparza


State of Iowa


Robert Alejandro Esparza

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

John C. Audlehelm

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 10, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Odell G. McGhee and William A. Price, District Associate Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (4 pages)

            Robert Esperza appeals his conviction for driving while his license was denied or revoked, contending his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to timely move to suppress statements he made to an officer before his Miranda warnings were given.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the record is not adequate to decide this issue, we affirm Esparza’s conviction but preserve his ineffective-assistance claim for possible postconviction-relief proceedings.

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