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Case No. 18-1301

State of Iowa
James Richard Dawson Jr.


State of Iowa


James Richard Dawson Jr.

Attorney for the Appellee

Martha E. Trout, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Patrick W. O'Bryan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 17, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Gregory A. Hulse, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., Tabor, J., and Scott, S.J.  Opinion by Scott, S.J.  (4 pages)

            James Dawson appeals the district court decision accepting his guilty plea to neglect of a dependent person.  OPINION HOLDS:  We are unable to determine the basis for Dawson’s claim of ineffective assistance of counsel, and we preserve his claim for possible postconviction-relief proceedings.  We affirm his conviction.

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