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Case No. 17-1621

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Michael Lamont Black
State of Iowa


Michael Lamont Black


State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Thomas Hurd

Attorneys for Appellee

Zachary C. Miller, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Des Moines County, Michael J. Schilling, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, J.  (4 pages)

            Michael Lamont Black appeals the district court’s denial of his application for postconviction relief (PCR).  He claims his trial counsel’s erroneous advice compelled him to plead guilty.  OPINION HOLDS: Black has not shown his plea counsel misinformed him about his plea.  Therefore, he has not proven his counsel breached an essential duty, and we affirm the district court’s denial of his PCR application.

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