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Case No. 18-2224

State of Iowa
Leonard D. Boyd


State of Iowa


Leonard D. Boyd

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Thomas M. McIntee

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Joel W. Barrows and Mark J. Smith, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (4 pages)

            Leonard Boyd appeals his conviction after pleading guilty to assault causing bodily injury.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the record on direct appeal is inadequate to resolve Boyd’s claim that counsel was ineffective by failing to investigate the facts and interview witnesses, we preserve it for a postconviction-relief proceeding.  But Boyd cannot show his counsel breached a duty by failing to move in arrest of judgment to challenge the voluntary nature of his plea because the court did not have to inform Boyd of a collection fee that was a collateral consequence of his plea.  Nor was the court required to conduct an in-court colloquy because Boyd’s written guilty plea to a misdemeanor waived his right to one. 

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