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Case No. 19-1488

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State of Iowa
v.
James Allen Mahlstedt

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

James Allen Mahlstedt

Attorneys for Appellee

Bridget A. Chambers, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Appellant

David J. Hanson

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1488
Date Published:
Aug 19, 2020
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Chickasaw County, Margaret L. Lingreen, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Mullins and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Doyle, P.J.  (3 pages)

            James Mahlstedt challenges his written guilty plea on direct appeal.  OPINION HOLDS: Mahlstedt failed to preserve his challenge to his guilty plea in failing to move in arrest of judgment.  Also, under Iowa Code section 814.6(1)(a)(3) (2019), Mahlstedt has no right to appeal his conviction following his guilty plea unless he establishes good cause to do so.  The record is insufficient to decide the good-cause question. 

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