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Case No. 18-1378

State of Iowa
Sefton Royd Akin


State of Iowa


Sefton Royd Akin

Attorney for the Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Jack Bjornstad

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
May 15, 2019

            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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