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Case No. 18-0408

State of Iowa
v.
Franklin Lee Harris

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Franklin Lee Harris

Attorney for the Appellee

Bridget A. Chambers, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

R.E. Breckenridge

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0408
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Gregory D. Brandt, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., Vaitheswaran, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Vogel, C.J.  (3 pages)

            Franklin Harris appeals his convictions and sentence for operating while intoxicated, third offense, and driving while his license is revoked.  He asserts his trial counsel was ineffective for failing to object to the trial information, conduct proper discovery, and properly use plea negotiations.  OPINION HOLDS: The trial information adequately alerted Harris to the nature of the arresting officer’s expected testimony; therefore, his counsel was not ineffective for failing to object to the trial information.  We affirm his convictions and preserve his ineffective-assistance claims related to discovery and plea negotiations for possible postconviction relief.

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