Skip to main content
Iowa Judicial Branch
Main Content

Case No. 18-1854

Mark Roger Scholtes
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Mark Roger Scholtes

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Sharon D. Hallstoos

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-1854
Date Published:
Jun 19, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Dubuque County, Michael J. Shubatt, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and May, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (5 pages)

            Mark Scholtes appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief, raising claims of ineffective assistance of plea and postconviction counsel.  OPINION HOLDS: Because postconviction counsel raised and obtained a ruling on the precise issue Scholtes now raises, he could not have been ineffective.  We also conclude plea counsel was not ineffective in his advice about the possibility of consecutive sentences.  Accordingly, we affirm the postconviction court’s denial of Scholtes’ postconvicton-relief application.

© 2021 Iowa Judicial Branch. All Rights Reserved.