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Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm PLC
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OWI/DUI Charge - Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Jury finds GRL Law client NOT GUILTY of Serious Injury by Vehicle by Operating While Intoxicated but guilty of misdemeanor Operating While Intoxicated. Client avoided mandatory 5 years in prison.

Third Degree Theft Charge - West Des Moines, Polk County Iowa.  Theft in the Third Degree charge dismissed outright.

Iowa Supreme Court concludes the our client was improperly punished and more severely when he exercised his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination at sentencing. Read More......

OWI 1st Offense - Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.  OWI 1st Offense amended to Reckless Driving.

Motion to suppress evidence - Forrest City, Winnebago County, Iowa.  Clients motion to suppress evidence which included marijuana and gun was granted when court concluded that postal inspector’s search of package and residence was illegal because it was done without clients consent.

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.


iowa felony
classification & penalties

Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm PLC - Attorneys At Law

criminal defense attorneys

Felony Charges - drug charges - vehicular homicide - Felony drunk driving

Criminal DefenseThe 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.

Felony Classifications

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.

felony penalties

 Classification   Sentencing Range
 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


Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm Will Defend You

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.

For a free initial consultation, please contact Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm, Des Moines, Iowa criminal law defense team.

Please refer to Misdemeanor Penalties for lesser offenses.

From our offices in Des Moines, Iowa, we give high-quality representation to people throughout the State of Iowa, including Polk, Warren, Dallas, Boone, Story, and Marion counties, and the cities of Des Moines, Ames, Indianola, Adel, Boone, Nevada, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Waukee, and Knoxville

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