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Case No. 18-1031

State of Iowa
Robert Allen Brown


State of Iowa


Robert Allen Brown

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

G. Brian Weiler

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 03, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Nancy S. Tabor and Joel W. Barrows, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., Vaitheswaran, J., and Carr, S.J.  Tabor, J., takes no part.  Opinion by Vogel, C.J.  (4 pages)

            Robert Brown pled guilty to operating while intoxicated, third offense, in violation of Iowa Code section 321J.2(2)(c) (2017).  He now appeals, asserting his counsel was ineffective for allowing the district court to accept his guilty plea without a factual basis.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm his conviction and conclude counsel was not ineffective because there was a factual basis for Brown’s guilty plea.

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