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Case No. 17-1588

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State of Iowa
v.
Bryant Kephart

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Bryant Kephart

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas J. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Edward S. Fishman

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
17-1588
Date Published:
Oct 10, 2018
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Gregory D. Brandt and Cynthia M. Moisan, District Associate Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by McDonald, J.  (5 pages)

            Bryant Kephart challenges his guilty pleas, claiming he received ineffective assistance of counsel because his plea was not knowingly made and lacked a factual basis.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the plea was knowingly made and supported by a factual basis, counsel was not ineffective in allowing Kephart to plead guilty or failing to file a motion in arrest of judgment.

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