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The Supreme Court dismissed Defendant's appeal challenging the factual basis supporting his guilty plea to a drug offense, holding that Defendant failed to establish good cause to pursue a direct appeal as a matter of right.
Defendant pled guilty to three drug-related offenses and was sentenced to an indeterminate term of incarceration. On appeal, Defendant argued (1) there was not a factual basis supporting one of his convictions; (2) his counsel provided constitutionally ineffective assistance; and (3) Iowa Code section 814.6 and 814.7 are unconstitutional. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal, holding (1) section 814.6(1)(a)(3) is constitutional and governs this appeal; and (2) Defendant did not establish good cause to pursue this appeal as a matter of right.