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Case No. 18-1419

State of Iowa
Tricia Ann Hannegrefs


State of Iowa


Tricia Ann Hannegrefs

Attorney for the Appellee

Richard Bennett, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Scott M. Wadding

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jun 19, 2019

            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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