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Case No. 20-0011

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David Paul Douglass
State of Iowa


David Paul Douglass


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Nicholas Einwalter

Attorney for the Appellee

Bridget Chambers, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 23, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Joseph W. Seidlin, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Tabor, P.J., and Greer and Badding, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (7 pages)

            David Douglass challenges the denial of his application for postconviction relief (PCR) following his conviction for assault with intent to commit sexual abuse.  Douglass maintains he received ineffective assistance from trial counsel in a number of ways.  OPINION HOLDS: Under the record presented here, Douglass’s trial counsel performed within the standard of a reasonably competent attorney.  See State v. Coleman, 907 N.W.2d 124, 141 (Iowa 2018).  And because Douglass failed to show his trial counsel performed deficiently, we need not reach the prejudice prong.  We affirm the denial of the PCR application without further consideration. 

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