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Case No. 20-0635

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James Dean Arneson
State of Iowa


James Dean Arneson


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Travis M. Visser-Armbrust

Attorney for the Appellee

Sheryl Soich, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 22, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Webster County, Rustin T. Davenport, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J. and Greer and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Vaitheswaran, P.J.  (5 pages)

            James Arneson appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief, claiming his trial counsel was ineffective in failing to challenge his consent to provide a DNA sample as involuntary.  OPINION HOLDS: We affirm the district court’s denial and dismissal of Arneson’s postconviction-relief application.

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