OWI & Possession Suppressed Evidence - Sac City, Sac County, Iowa. OWI first offense and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia dismissed after judge grants defendant’s motion to suppress evidence. Driving privileges spared.
2nd OWI Amended - Altoona, Polk County, Iowa. OWI second offense amended to simple misdemeanor of public intoxication.
Assault NOT Guilty - Urbandale, Polk County Iowa. Client found NOT guilty by jury of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury accident.
OWI Dismissed - Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa. Operating While Intoxicated (DUI) charge dismissed after judge found the stop of client’s vehicle to be illegal. Driver’s license reinstated.
First OWI/DUI Amended - Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. OWI/DUI First Offense amended to reckless driving after judge concluded that client’s right to phone calls was improperly restricted by arresting State Trooper. Driving privileges spared.
First OWI Amended - Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Operating While Intoxicated, 1st Offense amended to Reckless Driving.
OWI 2nd Offense - Carroll, Carroll County, Iowa. OWI 2nd Offense. Defendant’s motion to suppress evidence granted as a result of officer providing inaccurate information to defendant at the time he made his decision to submit to a breath test. Driving privileges spared and charges dismissed.
The state of Iowa has a tiered level of criminal offenses. The same is true of most other state's criminal code. In Iowa, criminal penalties are classified into felony offenses and misdemeanor offenses.
Felony offenses are more serious, therefore the penalties are more severe. Misdemeanor offenses are usually far less serious, and their penalties are lighter.
Both Felony and Misdemeanor penalties are classified, with a corresponding letter. Class A Felony offenses are the most severe; punishments decrease with subsequent classes.
felony sentences & fines
While certain criminal charges carry other mandatory minimum or maximum punishments, generally speaking the offense classifications and corresponding sentencing ranges are listed below for felonies, and misdemeanors are listed on Misdemeanor Penalties.
Class A Felony
Life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. (The only way to be paroled is if the governor commutes the sentence.
Class B Felony
25 years imprisonment
Class C Felony
10 years imprisonment and a potential fine of $1,000 to $10,000
Class D Felony
5 years imprisonment and a potential fine of $750 to $7,500
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Regardless of the charges being brought against you, the criminal defense attorneys at Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm will defend you. We take a very aggressive approach to defending our clients against any type of criminal charge. We research every situation, looking for any and all possible ways to obtain a dismissal of your case or a reduction of the charges.
We understand the value of freedom. To us, there is no greater satisfaction than defending a client successfully. You can be assured that we will fight for you at every possible turn in the case.
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