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Case No. 19-2082

State of Iowa
v.
Tyjaun Levell Tucker

Defendant appealed from the judgment and sentence entered on his guilty plea to second-degree theft. See Iowa Code §§ 714.1, 714.2(2) (2019). Defendant contends: (1) he did not enter the plea knowingly and voluntarily, (2) his trial counsel provided him ineffective assistance, and (3) new legislation requiring good cause for appeals from most guilty pleas and prohibiting consideration of ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims on direct appeal unconstitutionally restricts the role and jurisdiction of Iowa’s appellate courts and violates defendant’s right to equal protection.

County:
Polk
Trial Court Case No.:
FECR330753

Appellee

State of Iowa

Appellant

Tyjaun Levell Tucker

Attorneys for Appellee

Tyler J. Buller

Attorneys for Appellant

Andrew J. Dunn

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Oct 14, 2020 9:00 AM

Briefs

Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-2082
Date Published:
May 07, 2021

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