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Case No. 18-1378

State of Iowa
v.
Sefton Royd Akin

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Sefton Royd Akin

Attorneys for Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Jack Bjornstad

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1378
Date Published:
May 15, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Buena Vista County, Charles Borth, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Tabor and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (4 pages)

            Sefton Akin appeals from his conviction for third-offense public intoxication following a guilty plea.  He alleges trial counsel was ineffective for failing to inform him he would be required to submit a DNA sample for the state database.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we cannot tell from this record whether counsel breached a duty or Akin suffered prejudice, we affirm his conviction and preserve the claim for potential postconviction-relief proceedings.

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