Tag: Expungement

Iowa Supreme Court Removes Obstacles to Expunging Dismissed Charges

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 is that a person must have paid all their fines and fees owed to the State before the Judge can expunge the court record of a dismissed charge. That seems simple enough¬- you have to pay your court debt before you can expunge a charge. […]

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Expungement of Criminal Convictions and Dismissed Charges

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 <a href="https://www.iowacourts.state.ia.us/ESAWebApp//SelectFrame" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Iowa Courts Online</a>. We just might not like what we find.  In this post, <a href="https://www.grllaw.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">GRL Law</a> attorney, <a href="https://www.grllaw.com/attorneys/grant-c-gangestad/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Grant Gangestad</a> 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 <a href="https://www.grllaw.com/criminal-defense/expungement/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">expungement</a>.   [video width="1600" height="900" mp4="https://www.grllaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Expungement-Blog.mp4"][/video]  
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