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Case No. 18-0886

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State of Iowa
Zachary D. Jimerson


State of Iowa


Zachary D. Jimerson

Attorney for the Appellee

Tyler J. Buller, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Matthew W. Boleyn

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 19, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Delaware County, Stephanie C. Rattenborg, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.  Opinion by Mullins, J.  (2 pages)

            Zachary Jimerson appeals his convictions, following guilty pleas, of two criminal violations.  He argues his counsel was ineffective in failing to adequately review his case prior to advising him to plead guilty.  OPINION HOLDS: We find the record inadequate for us to determine whether counsel failed to perform an essential duty or whether any such failure prejudice Jimerson.  Accordingly, we affirm Jimerson’s convictions but preserve his ineffective-assistance claim for postconviction-relief proceedings to allow for the development of a proper record and to provide counsel an opportunity to weigh in on the matter.

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