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Case No. 20-1506

State of Iowa
Jerrmie Kershner


State of Iowa


Jerrmie Kershner

Attorney for the Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney 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 Des Moines County, Mary Ann Brown, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J. (6 pages)

Jerrmie Kershner appeals his convictions for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver and carrying weapons. OPINION HOLDS: We grant Kershner’s application for discretionary review of his claim the district court abused its discretion by denying Kershner’s motion in arrest of judgment.  However, we determine the district court did not abuse its discretion in denying the motion.  Furthermore, Kershner’s claims of ineffective assistance of counsel cannot be raised in this direct appeal.  We do not adopt the plain error doctrine.  We affirm Kershner’s convictions.

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