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Case No. 19-1039

State of Iowa
Antoine J. Allen


State of Iowa


Antoine J. Allen

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Lauren M. Phelps

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 18, 2020

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Clinton County, Patrick A. McElyea, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Doyle and May, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (3 pages)

            Antoine Allen appeals the denial of his motion in arrest of judgment after pleading guilty to one count of second-degree robbery.  OPINION HOLDS: The court substantially complied with the requirements of Iowa Rule of Criminal Procedure 2.8(2)(b) to ensure Allen entered his plea knowingly and voluntarily.  It asked Allen whether anyone made promises or threats to induce him to plead guilty and accurately restated the agreement to determine Allen’s understanding.  On this record, we find no abuse of discretion in denying Allen’s motion.

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