Skip to main content
Iowa Judicial Branch
Main Content

Case No. 19-1639

State of Iowa
Sean Farmer


State of Iowa


Sean Farmer

Attorney for the Appellee

Katie Krickbaum (until withdrawal) and Kevin Cmelik, Assistant Attorneys General

Attorney for the Appellant

Maria Ruhtenberg, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Aug 18, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Mark D. Cleve, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, C.J.  (2 pages)

            Sean Farmer appeals his conviction for first-degree robbery, asserting his trial counsel was ineffective in failing to file a motion to suppress an alleged overly suggestive identification.  OPINION HOLDS: This court does not address ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims on direct appeal.  We therefore affirm.

© 2024 Iowa Judicial Branch. All Rights Reserved.