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Case No. 18-0236

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State of Iowa
Jessey Shane Pritchett


State of Iowa


Jessey Shane Pritchett

Attorney for the Appellee

Thomas E. Bakke, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Cory J. Goldensoph

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 24, 2018

            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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