Iowa Supreme Court holds that the 6th Amendment requires a jury to find facts that increase or decrease punishment, if such would be punitive/punishment as part of a criminal case. $150,000 restitution in a death case is punitive, and as such, requires a specific finding that the Defendant caused the death if there is an …

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Criminal Fines, Fees and Surcharge Updates as of June 25, 2020

Over the past 10+ years, legal fines have stayed fairly consistent when it came to criminal and juvenile justice systems. On June 25, 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law Senate File 457 (SF457) which alters criminal fines and fees, modifies some funds and revenue allocations, and includes sections related to restitution ordered in criminal cases. The …

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