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Case No. 22-0630

State of Iowa
Justin James Pries



State of Iowa


Justin James Pries

Attorney for the Appellee

Darrel Mullins, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Eric W. Manning

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 05, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Jeffrey D. Bert, Judge.  APPEAL DISMISSED.  Considered by Ahlers, P.J., and Badding and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Chicchelly, J.  (4 pages)

            Justin Pries appeals his conviction based on an alleged defect in his plea proceedings.  He contends the district court failed to engage in a sufficient plea colloquy, which violated his constitutional rights.  OPINION HOLDS: As Pries has not demonstrated a potential ground for relief to support an appeal from a guilty plea, we are without jurisdiction to hear the appeal, and it must be dismissed.

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