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Case No. 19-1525

State of Iowa
Morgan Alexander Shields


State of Iowa


Morgan Alexander Shields

Attorney for the Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester

Attorney for the Appellant

Patrick W. O'Bryan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 18, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Warren County, Mark F. Schlenker, District Associate Judge.  APPEAL DISMISSED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (3 pages)

            Morgan Shields appeals from his guilty plea, contending his ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claim is sufficient to establish good cause for the appeal.  OPINION HOLDS: Shields failed to establish good cause, and we do not have authority to hear ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims on direct appeal.

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