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Case No. 17-1932

State of Iowa
v.
Savannah Dawn Hammer

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Savannah Dawn Hammer

Attorneys for Appellee

Kevin R. Cmelik, Israel J. Kodiaga, and Kelli Huser (until withdrawal), Assistant Attorneys General

Attorneys for Appellant

Joanne Cook

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-1932
Date Published:
Oct 24, 2018
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Odell G. McGhee II, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (5 pages)

            A defendant appeals her conviction and sentence for two counts of theft in the third degree.  She argues her trial counsel was ineffective for failing to ensure her plea had a factual basis and for failing to investigate.  OPINION HOLDS: We find there was a factual basis for her guilty plea.  Because the defendant waived all arguments not relating to her plea when she pled guilty, we cannot consider her claim her trial counsel failed to investigate.  We affirm the conviction and sentence of the district court. 

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