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Case No. 19-0774

State of Iowa
Keith Irvin Brewington


State of Iowa


Keith Irvin Brewington

Attorney for the Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Jeffrey L. Powell

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 29, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Van Buren County, Joel D. Yates and Shawn R. Showers, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (4 pages)

            Keith Brewington appeals his conviction for one count of possession of a controlled substance, third or subsequent offense, arguing the State cannot use one of his prior convictions to enhance the current charge to a felony because he did not have, nor did he waive, the assistance of counsel.  OPINION HOLDS: Brewington failed to preserve this claim on appeal and we find the record inadequate to address his ineffectiveness claim.  We preserve his ineffectiveness claim for a possible postconviction-relief action.

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