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Case No. 19-1024

Shane Jacobs
State of Iowa


Shane Jacobs


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Benjamin D. Bergmann and Alexander Smith

Attorney for the Appellee

Sheryl Soich, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 05, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Hancock County, James M. Drew, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (4 pages)

            Shane Jacobs appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief.  OPINION HOLDS: Counsel’s strategic decision to have Jacobs submit his version of events was tactical and was not a breach of duty even though it was ultimately successful.  Because Jacobs failed to show his trial counsel was ineffective, we affirm the denial of his application. 

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