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Case No. 20-1259

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Randy Mitchell Copenhaver
State of Iowa


Randy Mitchell Copenhaver


State of Iowa

Attorney for the Appellant

Fred Stiefel

Attorney for the Appellee

Katie Krickbaum (until withdrawal) and Kevin Cmelik, Assistant Attorneys General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 15, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Fae Hoover Grinde, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Mullins, P.J., and May and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (4 pages)

            Randy Copenhaver appeals the denial of his application for postconviction relief claiming trial counsel was ineffective for failing to move for dismissal due to a speedy-trial violation.  OPINION HOLDS: Copenhaver waived his right to speedy trial before the deadline passed.  So counsel was not ineffective for failing to move for dismissal based on a speedy-trial violation.

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