HAMILTON COUNTY – Client was charged with Sex Abuse in the Second Degree based on an allegation claimed to have occurred 17 years prior. After being initially charged, the Assistant County Attorney who was handling the case filed a Motion to Dismiss the case. Before the motion could be granted by the Court, the head […]
It has become a tradition at GRL to highlight the Legislature’s activity over the past year that impacts GRL’s areas of legal practice. Here are the top 5 changes in Iowa laws that GRL believes the Iowa public should be aware of in 2022: Taking out the Trash. As we have repeatedly posted, the Iowa Legislature […]
Scott went above and beyond helping me to be removed from the SOR. Being female it is a little bit trickier and not as clear cut. He made sure to gather all the necessary information needed to make my case a winning case and that’s exactly what it was! I was removed!
I have handled a lot of sex offender registry modifications, but this was the first time that I have represented a female seeking removal from the registry. The client was subject to a lifetime sex offender registry requirement and lifetime supervision on a special sentence. The Client met all the prerequisites for modification and the […]
This past year three GRL clients who were adjudicated of sex offenses in juvenile court have been granted reprieve from the sex offender registry based upon a novel argument – that the imposition of a lifetime registration violates the prohibition against ex post facto laws. You may be wondering what does ex post facto mean? […]
Scott handled my case extremely well. He walked me through every step of the process and there were no surprises along the way. He’s an excellent attorney and was prepared for everything that came up. I would not hesitate to hire him in the future. – Ken
GRL Law maintains a well earned reputation from both the bench and bar across the state for its approach to defending those charged with serious crimes. It should come as no surprise that our clients share the same opinion. The firm’s criminal law division is comprised of five experienced trial and appellate lawyers. Collectively, they […]
A Guthrie County man convicted in 2017 and ordered to the sex offender registry has had the requirement to register as a sex offender removed. The court agreed that he met all the statutory requirements and that he was the type of person the legislature intended to have removed from the registry.
A Polk County judge granted client’s request to be removed from the sex offender registry after having been subject to the registry requirements for over 11 years. Client had successfully completed all sex offender treatment programming and was declared to be low risk to reoffend by the Department of Correctional Services.
A judge in Adair County granted removal from the sex offender for a client who had been on the registry since 2002. Client had not had any criminal charges since, no registry violations, had completed all sex offender treatment programming, and was classified low-risk to reoffend. The victim of his offense supported his removal from […]