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Case No. 20-0131

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State of Iowa
Robert Eugene Mason


State of Iowa


Robert Eugene Mason

Attorney for the Appellee

Linda J. Hines, Assistant Attorney General

Attorney for the Appellant

Joseph C. Glazebrook

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 01, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Christopher Kemp, District Associate Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and Vaitheswaran and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (5 pages)

            Robert Mason appeals his conviction for operating while intoxicated, third offense.  OPINION HOLDS: Mason cannot raise his claims of ineffective assistance of counsel in this direct appeal; such claims must be raised in postconviction relief proceedings.  The court did not abuse its discretion by sentencing Mason to a term of imprisonment rather than placing him on probation.  We affirm Mason’s conviction.

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