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Case No. 19-1028

State of Iowa
Justin M. Woods


State of Iowa


Justin M. Woods

Attorney for the Appellee

Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Taryn R. McCarthy

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 15, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Mary E. Howes, Judge. AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J. (3 pages)          

            Justin Woods appeals his conviction, following a guilty plea, of manufacturing, delivering, or possessing methamphetamine with the intent to manufacture or deliver, claiming his counsel rendered ineffective assistance in failing to move for suppression of evidence obtained as an allegedly unconstitutional seizure.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the record inadequate to determine whether counsel failed to perform an essential duty or prejudice resulted.  We therefore affirm Woods’s conviction but preserve his ineffective-assistance claim for a possible postconviction-relief proceeding.

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