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Case No. 17-2090

State of Iowa
Travis Lee Hanna


State of Iowa


Travis Lee Hanna

Attorney for the Appellee

Katie Krickbaum, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Scott L. Bixenman

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 23, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Wright County, Paul B. Ahlers, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (5 pages)

            Travis Hanna appeals his conviction, following a guilty plea, of operating while intoxicated.  He argues: (1) the State breached the plea agreement with its sentencing recommendation; (2) defense counsel was ineffective in joining the State’s recommendation; and (3) the court failed to inform him in advance that it refused to be bound by the agreement and failed to tell him he had a right to withdraw his guilty plea.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the record inadequate to determine whether the State breached the plea agreement or counsel was ineffective as alleged.  We reject Hanna’s remaining argument.  We therefore affirm Hanna’s conviction but preserve his claims concerning ineffective assistance of counsel for possible postconviction-relief proceedings.

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