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Case No. 19-0086

State of Iowa
Felix Mejia


State of Iowa


Felix Mejia

Attorney for the Appellee

Sheryl Soich, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Becky Goettsch, District Associate Judge and Thomas P. Murphy, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Doyle, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Vogel, S.J. (3 pages)

            Felix Mejia appeals his conviction for indecent exposure, arguing his counsel was ineffective for failing to ensure his waiver of jury trial was voluntary and intelligent.  OPINION HOLDS: On the record before us, we cannot determine whether prejudice resulted from his counsel’s alleged failure to obtain a proper jury-trial waiver.  Therefore, we affirm his conviction and preserve his deficient-waiver claim for a postconviction-relief proceeding.

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