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Case No. 20-0709

Arthur Lamar Benson
State Public Defender


Arthur Lamar Benson


State Public Defender

Attorney for the Appellee

Jamie Hunter and Gary Dickey

Attorney for the Appellant

William Bushell, Assistant Public Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 02, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, David Nelmark, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by Tabor, P.J., and Greer and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (6 pages)

            The State Public Defender (SPD) appeals an order to pay expert witness fees.  OPINION HOLDS: The applicant’s entitlement to one attorney is the only issue properly presented for our review.  The witness was serving as an expert witness, not an additional attorney representing the applicant.  We find no error in the court’s conclusion that the SPD improperly denied the fee claim.

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