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Case No. 19-1334

State of Iowa
v.
James Obbie Hall

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

James Obbie Hall

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

John J. Bishop

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1334
Date Published:
Dec 15, 2021
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Angie M. Johnston, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., Greer, J., and Gamble, S.J.  Opinion by Gamble, S.J.  (8 pages)

            James Hall appeals from his convictions for carrying or transporting a pistol or revolver in a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He claims he received ineffective assistance of counsel and the district court erred in denying his motion for judgment of acquittal because his conviction for carrying or transporting a pistol or revolver in a vehicle was not supported by sufficient evidence.  OPINION HOLDS: We cannot consider Hall’s ineffective-assistance claim on direct appeal.  Because Hall’s conviction for carrying or transporting a pistol or revolver is supported by sufficient evidence, the district court did not err in denying the motion for judgment of acquittal.

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