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Case No. 19-1024

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Shane Jacobs
v.
State of Iowa

Appellant

Shane Jacobs

Appellee

State of Iowa

Attorneys for Appellant

Benjamin D. Bergmann and Alexander Smith

Attorneys for Appellee

Sheryl Soich, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1024
Date Published:
Aug 05, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Hancock County, James M. Drew, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Doyle and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, J.  (4 pages)

            Shane Jacobs appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief.  OPINION HOLDS: Counsel’s strategic decision to have Jacobs submit his version of events was tactical and was not a breach of duty even though it was ultimately successful.  Because Jacobs failed to show his trial counsel was ineffective, we affirm the denial of his application. 

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