from the Iowa District Court for Scott County, Mark R.
Fowler, District Associate Judge.
defendant appeals his conviction. AFFIRMED.
J. O'Flaherty of O'Flaherty Law Firm, Bettendorf, for
J. Miller, Attorney General, and Kelli A. Huser, Assistant
Attorney General, for appellee.
Considered by Vogel, P.J., and Doyle and McDonald, JJ.
Dodson appeals his conviction following his guilty plea to
domestic abuse assault, in violation of Iowa Code section
708.2A(2)(c) (2016). Dodson claims his counsel was
ineffective in failing to file a motion in arrest of judgment
challenging Dodson's guilty plea.
Background Facts and Proceedings
December 13, 2016, the State charged Dodson with domestic
abuse assault. Dodson agreed to plead guilty, and the State
agreed to make a sentencing recommendation that Dodson be
sentenced to 240 days in jail, with all but seven days
suspended. The written plea agreement also contained a
provision that read: "Upon a conviction of domestic
assault in violation of Iowa Code section 708.2A, I shall not
possess, ship, transport, or receive a firearm, offensive
weapon, or ammunition." There was an "X" next
to this provision; several other provisions also contained an
"X" next to them. Dodson signed the plea agreement.
district court accepted Dodson's guilty plea and
sentenced him consistently with the State's
recommendation. Additionally, the court issued a no-contact
order that disallowed Dodson from possessing firearms.
Scope and Standard of Review
review ineffective-assistance-of-counsel claims de novo.
State v. Clay, 824 N.W.2d 488, 494-95 (Iowa 2012).