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Case No. 21-0481

State of Iowa
v.
Matthew David Fell

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Matthew David Fell

Attorneys for Appellee

Linda J. Hines, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Patrick W. O'Bryan

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
21-0481
Date Published:
Mar 02, 2022
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Black Hawk County, Patrice Eichman, District Associate Judge.  APPEAL DISMISSED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, J.  (2 pages)

            Matthew Fell appeals the district court’s acceptance of his guilty plea and imposition of a judgment because his plea was not knowingly, voluntarily, and intelligently entered and he received ineffective assistance of standby counsel.  OPINION HOLDS: Fell cannot establish good cause to appeal from his guilty plea because he waived his right to file a motion in arrest of judgment after being adequately advised of his right to do so, and this court is without authority to decide ineffective-assistance claims on direct appeal.

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