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Case No. 18-0945

State of Iowa
James R. Montgomery


State of Iowa


James R. Montgomery

Attorney for the Appellee

Kevin Cmelik, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Marshall W. Orsini

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 09, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Carol S. Egly, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Mullins, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Carr, S.J.  (3 pages)

            James Montgomery appeals his conviction and sentence after pleading guilty to an aggravated-misdemeanor charge of eluding.  OPINION HOLDS: Because a review of the entire record before the district court at the time of the plea hearing provides an objective factual basis for the plea, counsel did not breach a duty in allowing Montgomery to plead guilty. 

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