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Case No. 18-1419

State of Iowa
v.
Tricia Ann Hannegrefs

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Tricia Ann Hannegrefs

Attorneys for Appellee

Richard Bennett, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Scott M. Wadding

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1419
Date Published:
Jun 19, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Worth County, Rustin T. Davenport, Judge.  REVERSED AND REMANDED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Potterfield and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, J.  (9 pages)

            Tricia Hannegrefs appeals her conviction for driving while barred, arguing counsel was ineffective for failing to object to jury instruction lacking State’s burden of disproving her compulsion defense.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we conclude competent counsel would have objected to the defective instruction and Hannegrefs suffered prejudice as a result of counsel’s deficiency, we reverse Hannegrefs’s conviction and remand for a new trial.

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