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Case No. 20-0059

State of Iowa
Alexander Vonriedel Burgdorf


State of Iowa


Alexander Vonriedel Burgdorf

Attorneys for Appellee

Genevieve Reinkoester, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

John C. Heinicke

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 17, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marion County, Steven W. Guiter, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (16 pages)

            Defendant appeals from three separate jury trials where he was found guilty of driving while license revoked.  He argues the evidence is insufficient to prove he operated a motor vehicle in one of his cases.  Additionally, he asserts his right to self-representation was violated in all three of his cases when he was represented by counsel despite his requests to proceed pro se.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the record contains substantial evidence to support the jury’s verdict and that Burgdorf’s right to self-representation was not violated.  Accordingly, we affirm.

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