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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 misdemeanor penalties

Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm PLC - Attorneys At Law

criminal defense attorneys

drug charges - juvenile law - vehicular homicide - drunk driving

Criminal DefenseIowa's tiered level penalties for criminal offenses is common among many states. Iowa classifies crimes into felony and misdemeanor offenses and by their severity. More severe crimes, such as vehicular homicide are felony offenses. Less severe crimes, such as a first offense drunk driving charge is a misdemeanor.

While some criminal charges carry mandatory minimum or maximum punishments, generally speaking the offense classifications and corresponding sentencing ranges are listed below for misdemeanors (click here - felony offenses).

iowa sentencing ranges for criminal offenses

misdemeanor penalties

 Classification   Sentencing Range
2 years imprisonment or up to 1 year in jail and a fine of $625 to $6,250
Up to 1 year in jail and a fine of $315 to $1,875
30 days in jail and a fine of $65 to $625


Please refer to Felony Penalties for more severe offenses.

Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm Will Defend You

The criminal defense attorneys at Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm will defend you regardless of the charges. We take an aggressive approach 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.

Contact us today!

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1-877 GRL-LAWS
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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.

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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