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Case No. 19-0808

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State of Iowa
v.
Wichang Gach Chawech

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Wichang Gach Chawech

Attorneys for Appellee

Sharon K. Hall, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

Joseph C. Glazebrook

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0808
Date Published:
Sep 02, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Paul D. Scott, Judge.  SENTENCE VACATED AND REMANDED FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (5 pages)

            Wichang Chawech appeals the district court’s entry of judgment and sentence on his Alford guilty plea, contending his trial counsel rendered ineffective assistance of counsel by failing to file a motion to suppress evidence gained in a warrantless search of his vehicle and challenge the factual basis for the plea.  OPINION HOLDS: We vacate the sentence and remand the case for further proceedings.

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