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Case No. 19-0611

State of Iowa
James Allen Wehr


State of Iowa


James Allen Wehr

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Ashley Beisch

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jan 23, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Calhoun County, Adria Kester, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (5 pages)

            James Wehr appeals his conviction of driving while barred as a habitual offender.  He challenges the sufficiency of the evidence supporting the guilty verdict.  He also seems to argue his conviction is invalid because his initial barment was rendered improper.  He finally argues counsel rendered ineffective assistance in various respects.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm Wehr’s conviction but preserve his claim counsel was ineffective in failing to file a motion in arrest of judgment for postconviction relief.

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