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Case No. 18-1911

Adnan Sahinovic
State of Iowa

Postconviction relief applicant appeals from the district court order summarily dismissing his application for postconviction relief as barred by the three-year statute of limitations. He contends the three-year limitations period did not commence until his resentencing to correct an illegal sentence and thus the court erred in finding his application was untimely. The court of appeals affirmed the district court. Applicant seeks further review.

Trial Court Case No.:


Adnan Sahinovic


State of Iowa

Attorneys for the Appellant

Alexander Smith
Benjamin D. Bergmann

Attorney for the Appellee

Louis S. Sloven

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule


Feb 12, 2020 9:00 AM


Supreme Court Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 06, 2020

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Sep 25, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Samantha Gronewald, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Mullins and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (6 pages)

                Adnan Sahinovic appeals the summary dismissal of his postconviction-relief application.  The district court dismissed the application based on the expiration of the statute of limitations.  OPINION HOLDS: Sahinovic’s conviction was final in 2011, and the district court did not err in concluding the statute of limitations had expired and his postconviction claim was time barred.  We affirm.

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