On May 22, 2020, the Iowa Supreme Court released opinions in three consolidated cases, all entitled State v. Doe, involving expungement of dismissed criminal charges. Dismissed charges can be expunged in Iowa if certain criteria are met. For more information on expunging dismissed charges, click here. One of the requirements for expunging a dismissed charge […]
Does taking a peek inside your online closet give you a scare?
With the phenomenon of social distancing in full swing, we are all spending more and more time online. The mindless surfing of the great world wide web may bring us to check out our criminal history on places like Iowa Courts Online. We just might not like what we find. In this post, GRL Law attorney, Grant Gangestad walks us through what we can do to clean up our records and make the past, our past. You’ve cleaned your house twenty times this past week, why not clean up your record?! See if you qualify for an expungement.
July 1st is when most of the newly enrolled bills, passed in the legislative session and signed into law by the Governor, take effect. We’ve selected the new laws that we believe will have the greatest, immediate impact on Iowans and have summarized them below.
There are a couple of different ways a person in Iowa can have their record expunged. The first is if they are acquitted or charges are dismissed outright. The second is if they successfully complete a deferred judgment. The third is if they are convicted of a crime such as public intoxication or minor in possession of alcohol.
Can a conviction for a criminal offense in the State of Iowa be expunged?
So your charge was dismissed or you were found Not Guilty but online court records still show the charge. What can be done?
Governor signs expungement bill into law, but who qualifies to have their record sealed?