What are the penalties for a misdemeanor in Iowa?
During the initial consultation, our clients often ask "Is my charge a misdemeanor? What are the potential penalties?"
Under Iowa Code §903.1, misdemeanors are classified as aggravated misdemeanors, serious misdemeanors, and simple misdemeanors. Aggravated misdemeanors are the most serious and simple misdemeanors are the least serious. Iowa Code section 805.8 also creates a class of offenses…Read more