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Case No. 18-0236

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State of Iowa
v.
Jessey Shane Pritchett

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Jessey Shane Pritchett

Attorneys for Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Cory J. Goldensoph

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
18-0236
Date Published:
Oct 24, 2018
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Casey D. Jones, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Danilson, C.J., and Vogel and Tabor, JJ.  Opinion by Vogel, J.  (5 pages)

                Jessey Pritchett appeals his conviction and sentence for the crime of escape.  Pritchett first asserts he received ineffective assistance of counsel because his counsel allowed him to enter a written guilty plea.  He claims that had he appeared for a plea hearing, on the record, he would have been informed his plea may impact his probationary status on his prior conviction.  He also claims his counsel was ineffective by allowing him to request immediate sentencing, thereby limiting his ability to “consider his options.”  OPINION HOLDS: We find he has not proved his ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims, and therefore we affirm. 

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