Tag: COVID-19

Iowa Permits to Carry Do Not Expire During COVID-19 Proclamation of Disaster Emergency

On July 24, 2020 Governor Reynolds continued the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for the State of Iowa that extends until August 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Specifically, the Proclamation temporarily suspends the regulatory provisions of Iowa Code sections 724.6, 724.7 and 724.20 regarding professional and nonprofessional permits to carry firearms. This means that if you hold a resident permit that would have expired after March 17, 2020, then that permit is still valid for as long as the Governor continues the disaster emergency. Some county sheriffs will allow you to renew either in person or by mail, but for the […]

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The Impact of Coronavirus on Iowa’s Criminal Justice System

The impact of the current Coronavirus pandemic on Iowa’s criminal justice system is real and severe. Pursuant to the April 2, 2020 order issued by the Iowa Judicial Branch, ALL state jury trials are currently suspended.  Suspended.  As in not happening until no sooner than July 13. This may not be a big deal to some but to those currently incarcerated awaiting trial, it is a significant interference with their constitutional and statutory rights.  We won’t wade into the debate of court powers, emergency proclamations in this post, but it is important to understand that thousands of Iowans are currently […]

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