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Case No. 20-0305

Matthew Wilson
State of Iowa


Matthew Wilson


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

R.E. Breckenridge

Attorney for the Appellee

Linda J. Hines, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 17, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Washington County, Crystal S. Cronk, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (9 pages)

            Matthew Wilson appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief (PCR), contending he received ineffective assistance from his criminal trial and PCR counsel.  He contends trial counsel provided ineffective assistance in failing to adequately explain the plea offer to him and maintains PCR counsel provided ineffective assistance in failing to recognize that trial counsel’s actions “amounted to structural error” and to raise and develop the issue in the PCR proceedings.  OPINION HOLDS: Because Wilson has failed to establish either counsel provided ineffective assistance, we affirm.  

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