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Case No. 18-1123

State of Iowa
Jeffrey Peterson


State of Iowa


Jeffrey Peterson

Attorneys for Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Matthew R. Metzgar

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 20, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Jeffrey D. Farrell, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vogel, C.J., and Doyle and Mullins, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (7 pages)

            Jeffrey Peterson appeals the judgment and sentence entered after pleading guilty to possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver, second offense.  OPINION HOLDS: I. We preserve Peterson’s claim his counsel was ineffective by failing to file a motion in arrest of judgment challenging the knowing and voluntary nature of his plea for postconviction relief.  II. The district court did not abuse its discretion in refusing to consider a suspended sentence.

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