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Case No. 18-0675

State of Iowa
Toby Ryan Richards


State of Iowa


Toby Ryan Richards

Attorney for the Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

G. Brian Weiler

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Christine Dalton Ploof, District Associate Judge, and Joel W. Barrows, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., Vaitheswaran, J., and Blane, S.J.  Opinion by Vogel, C.J.  (2 pages)

            Toby Richards appeals from his conviction for driving while barred as a habitual offender.  He asserts his counsel was ineffective for failing to memorialize the terms of his plea agreement on the record, failing to adequately explain the plea agreement, and allowing the State to violate the plea agreement in sentencing.  OPINION HOLDS: On the record before us, we affirm Richards’s conviction but preserve his ineffective-assistance claims for possible postconviction relief.

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