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Case No. 19-1139

State of Iowa
v.
Mercedes JoJean Damme

Mercedes JoJean Damme appeals following her guilty plea for two counts of third-degree theft in violation of Iowa Code section 714.3. Final judgment and sentence was entered on July 1, 2019. Damme argues: (1) the district court erred and abused its discretion in considering improper factors when sentencing her; (2) the district court erred by not advising Damme of her right to file a motion in arrest of judgment; and (3) counsel was ineffective by breaching essential duties that caused Damme prejudice. The State contends the court lacks jurisdiction to consider this guilty plea appeal and her ineffective assistance of counsel claims pursuant to Senate File 589.

County:
Grundy

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Mercedes JoJean Damme

Attorneys for Appellee

Tyler J. Buller

Attorneys for Appellant

Anne K. Wilson

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

Non-Oral

Apr 07, 2020 1:30 PM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-1139
Date Published:
May 29, 2020
Date Amended:
Jul 27, 2020

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