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Case No. 18-0329

State of Iowa
Douglas Kent Smith


State of Iowa


Douglas Kent Smith

Attorney for the Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Eric D. Tindal

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 09, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Johnson County, Chad A. Kepros, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., Doyle, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (4 pages)

            Douglas Smith asserts his trial counsel provided ineffective assistance by allowing Smith to plead guilty to operating while intoxicated, third or subsequent offense, without a factual basis to support the plea.  OPINION HOLDS: The evidence in the record establishes a factual basis to support Smith’s guilty plea for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, third or subsequent offense.  Smith’s claim of ineffective assistance fails, and we affirm.

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