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Case No. 21-0317

State of Iowa
v.
Troy Lee Patrick

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Troy Lee Patrick

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Robert P. Ranschau, Assistant Appellate Defender

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-0317
Date Published:
Aug 03, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Paul D. Scott, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Greer, P.J., Schumacher, J., and Vogel, S.J.  Opinion by Vogel, S.J.  (6 pages)

            Troy Patrick appeals his convictions for delivery of a controlled substance and failure to possess a tax stamp.  He argues the district court did not adequately advise him of his right to compulsory process before accepting his guilty plea.  OPINION HOLDS: We consider the merits of Patrick’s argument because the district court did not adequately advise him of the need to file a motion in arrest of judgment.  Patrick failed to show he more likely than not would not have pled guilty if properly advised of his right to compulsory process, so we reject his challenge to his guilty plea and affirm his convictions.

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