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Case No. 19-0325

Dustin William Snowbird
State of Iowa


Dustin William Snowbird


State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

R. Ben Stone

Attorneys for Appellee

Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 29, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Cerro Gordo County, Chris Foy, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Tabor, P.J.  (4 pages)

            Dustin Snowbird appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief (PCR).  He claims the PCR court should have found his trial and appellate counsel were ineffective for not challenging the felony-plea-taking court’s failure to mention his right to confront and cross examine the State’s witnesses.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we find no credibility in Snowbird’s claim that had his attorneys challenged the plea-taking court’s omission of information on confrontation (either at the plea stage or on appeal) he would have insisted on going to trial and risked a sentence of thirty-one years in prison instead of eleven.

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