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Case No. 18-0555

State of Iowa
Lonnie L. Richardson


State of Iowa


Lonnie L. Richardson

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for the Appellant

Michael J. Jacobsma (until withdrawal)
Judy L. Freking

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Plymouth County, Robert J. Dull, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by McDonald, J.  (7 pages)

            Lonnie Richardson appeals his convictions for driving while barred, alleging his counsel provided ineffective assistance.  OPINION HOLDS: Counsel did not provide ineffective assistance by failing to ensure that Richardson’s waiver of his right to a jury trial was knowing, intelligent, and voluntary; failing to move for judgment of acquittal; or failing to assert a necessity defense.

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