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Case No. 21-1232

Daniel Joseph Poole
State of Iowa


Daniel Joseph Poole


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

William C.P. Westfall

Attorney for the Appellee

Zachary Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 08, 2023

              Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Martha L. Mertz, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., Ahlers, J., and Carr, S.J.  Opinion by Carr, S.J.  (7 pages)

              Daniel Poole pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance with an intent to deliver under Iowa Code section 124.401(1)(b)(7) (2018).  Poole petitioned for postconviction relief (PCR), alleging ineffective assistance of counsel and plea coercion, but the PCR court rejected his arguments.  Poole appeals.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm, finding no ineffective assistance of counsel and that Poole’s coerced-plea claim was not preserved.

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