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Case No. 19-0865

State of Iowa
Amber Marie Grady


State of Iowa


Amber Marie Grady

Attorneys for Appellee

Louis S. Sloven, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Ashley Stewart, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 04, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Osceola County, David A. Lester and Charles K. Borth, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and May, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J. (9 pages)

            Amber Grady appeals her judgment and sentence for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance.  OPINION HOLDS: Grady claims the officer lacked reasonable suspicion to initiate the stop of her vehicle.  Because she did not raise this argument below, error is not preserved.  Although Grady alleges her trial counsel was ineffective in failing to make this argument to the district court, we find that the argument has no merit.  She has therefore failed to show her trial counsel was ineffective.  And we will not apply the plain-error doctrine, which our supreme court has expressly and repeatedly declined to adopt.

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