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Case No. 17-2090

State of Iowa
v.
Travis Lee Hanna

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Travis Lee Hanna

Attorneys for Appellee

Katie Krickbaum, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Scott L. Bixenman

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-2090
Date Published:
Jan 23, 2019
Summary

            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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