By now much of the nation has heard of Pieper Lewis and many of those people are scratching their heads wondering how this abandoned juvenile went from being forced into sex trafficking and raped for $50 worth of marijuana to having to pay the family of her now deceased rapist $150,000. The simple answer is […]
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 […]
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? […]
An 18-year-old Polk County man was suspected in a drive-by shooting. He was followed and stopped by a detective driving his personal vehicle for committing traffic violations trying to evade the unknown vehicle following him. Once stopped, the detective placed client under arrest for tinted windows and running a stop sign. While client was handcuffed […]
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 […]
A Dallas County man who had been on the sex offender registry for over 19 years was ordered to be removed from the registry and its requirements after meeting all of the statutory conditions. He had successfully completed all required sex offender treatment and was classified as low risk to reoffend by the Department of […]
The court granted a GRL client’s request to be removed from the sex offender registry after spending 14 years on the registry. Client met all the requirements set forth in the Iowa Code section, including having a risk assessment that classified him as being low risk to reoffend.
A Warren County man, who had spent the last 17 years on the sex offender registry was granted relief by the district court. The court found that the client met all criteria for modification of his status on the registry. The court granted the requested relief and ordered his removal from the sex offender registry.