Probation in Iowa
After a judgment of conviction has been or may be entered, the court can sentence a person to probation. As provided in Iowa Code §907.1(5), the terms of probation require that a person is subject to supervision by correctional services or a judicial district department.
The court decides the conditions of probation, the length of probation, and the time of discharge from supervision. If…Read more
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