Iowa Supreme Court Reverses Conviction Related to Application for Permit to Acquire Handgun

GRL Law obtains reversal of conviction of client who was wrongfully convicted of providing false information on an Application for Permit to Acquire Handgun. GRL Law took over the appeal after client was initially convicted in District Court for Johnson County. The Iowa Supreme Court agreed with GRL Law's argument that an Application for Permit to Acquire a Handgun may only require the applicant to provide specific, limited information that is necessary to run the mandatory background check. Consequently, the ten questions on the back of the Iowa Department of Public Safety's form application may not legally be considered part of the application and an incorrect answer to one of those questions does not violate Iowa Code section 724.17. Read the full opinion here.